White Flowers that Tell the Coming of Spring
Baika oren (Coptis quinquefolia) is of the buttercup family, and blooms with small, white flowers along the Kumano Kodo route from January to February. The shape of the flower is similar to Japanese apricot flower (baika), thus the flower is named “baika-oren”.
Various spots along the Kumano Kodo route
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）