This is the seasonal phrase given to these days of end of July. If we only think of the letters, it seems to mean the empress trees begin to bloom first flowers. However, I learned this phrase means the blossoms begin to bear fruits. The flowers are known to bloom in early summer.
I chose a phrase about “Japanese plum fruits ripen to be yellowish” from the subdivided seventy-two seasonal phrases and wrote it on a wooden piece the other day. Then, someone liked it very much and offered to buy it. However, I felt a little sorry because it is such a small work. So, I sent this person a postcard work as well as a gift. Then to my greatest pleasure, I received these images showing me how she is enjoying my calligraphy.