Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry, murasaki shikibu)
¥1,300 （incl. tax）
A deciduous shrub of the Lamiaceae family.
Produces small pale pink flowers around June. Purple berries appear in autumn.It is said that the plant’s Japanese name derives from Murasaki Shikibu, the 11th-12th century author of “The Tale of Genji,” as its neat, beautiful, purple berries are likened to her.