Not A Single Bud With A Useless Existence
'[Flowers] play a significant role in our lives.
We give them to those important to us on birthdays,
to celebrate weddings or births,
to symbolize condolence at a time of death.
In ceremonies throughout our lives
flowers are an indispensable presence. (...)
I see not a single bud with a useless existence’.
- Makoto Azuma: Azuma & Shiinoki: Encyclopedia of Flowers.