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Year Published/Registered1968

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Chasen-kagura'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:茶筅神楽 ちゃせんかぐら

Meaning:Chasen (茶筅) bamboo brush used for the tea ceremony; kagura (神楽) music of Shintoism. The shape of the stamens of this cultivar reminds chasen.


» English Description

Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.239, p.162: Leaves rhombo-oblong to rhombo-obovate, olivaceous green, wavy, impressed on lat­eral margin; veinlets, flat or slightly elevated, serrulate, 7-8.1 cm long by 3.8-4.3 cm wide; petioles, 5-8 mm long, glabrous. Flowers, rosy red (Rose opal 022 to 022/1), petals wrinkled and recurved above half, stamens numerous, long and spreading, hairy petals 3, normal petals 8-­11, largest 4.2 cm x 3.4 cm. Androeceum 4 cm high, divided into groups mixed with petaloids. The faint yellow pistil and bright yellow stamens, long, large and divided, protruding beyond the petals, have the appearance of a Chasen (Tea whisk). Late flowering. Originated at Jōritsuji Temple, Yatsuo-machi, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Named and released by Takeda Pharmataceutical Company in 1968. See colour photo, p.95 & p.230, Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū and p.313, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.370.  淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..313.    誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.164. 日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.94. 富山產. [花]紅色、八重~二段咲き、割りしべが盛り上がる、中輪、4月。[葉]倒卵、中形、波曲。[樹]立性。[来歴]富山市八尾町黒田の浄立寺の栽培種、1968年に武田薬品研究所の命名.発表。写/桐野、文/竹内


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan