"Goshiki-tsubaki" (Camellia japonica cv. Goshiki-tsubaki) belongs to Theaceae (the Tea family). It is a semi-tall evergreen tree that is one of the garden varieties of "Tsubaki" (camellia). The basic color is pale pink with a pink vertical stripe, but it also blooms in white, red, pink, and white covering rings. There is an old tree of this species, designated as a natural monument and more than 400 years old, at Byakugo-ji Temple in Nara City.