Higos are a distinctive race of C. japonica with a splayed-out flare of stamens in a single flower.
From the Japanese island of Kyushu, they were an integral part of the Samurai culture, in which the flowers were an emblem
of a warrior´s courage and were often planted on his grave.
Many old varieties have thus been reintroduced from old cemeteries. They are used for bonsai in Japan.