Meaning: water vessel.
Ajisai is the floral symbol of the Japanese rainy season.
In varieties of white, pink and blue, ajisai is indigenous to Shimano (the old name of the Nagano Prefecture).
Hidden away in Japanese gardens until the 18th century, hydrangeas represent the
perfect symbol for the Heian period ideal of “mono-no aware”, that sense of awe and surprise when a person encounters the beauty of change.