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72 Seasons

Late at night around 2 am, the flower of the lotus quietly opens in the darkness. The flower stem extending upward from the water surface, and the slowly unraveling bud emerge as if to entice the onlooker into a subtle and profound world. The flower fully opens at dawn, and closes in the early afternoon. Repeating this over three days, on the fourth day the petals begin to scatter without closing again. On a summer morning when cool air still remains, why not experience the landscape of paradise?
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Minister Yoshikawa and Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Swiss Confederation, H.E. Mr. Guy PARMELIN (July 8, 2019)

MAFF Pamphlet

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Publication : December 2015