Winter Daphne, native to China, Japan and Korea. Called "jinchoge" in Japanese. A flowering bush whose flowers emit the sweetest, loveliest perfume in late-winter-early-spring. The scent from which dreams are woven. The scent of ... possibility, hope.
The plant is poisonous - I mean toxic - to humans and domestic animals.
A "jinchoge" bush in my neighbourhood. I pass it every day on the way to my local FamilyMart convenience store. I can smell its sweet perfume from several meters away.