Speaking of “Oyoyo”, I recall the gag that Katsura Sanshi used in the 1970s popular TV program “Punch DE Date”. It was a nuanced exclamation such as “Oh, well” or “Well, well, we’ll”, which became popular among young people and children and became a buzzword at the time. In other cases, this word also appears in novels, anime, TV, etc, too. By the way, this “Oyoyo” is also an exclamation word (ojo,joj) in Polish, and there is a movie called “Sad Oyoyo”. I’m not sure, I think it’s a word that came from a thing like that.
Tamasudare that is often seen in shrubs by the road is also Rain Lily. Habranthus in the photo and Saffron Modoki are also Rain Lily. In other words, the flowers of the Higanbana family which extend through the flower stalks when the bulbs become moist due to rain after drying and high temperatures, are collectively called Rain Lily. Although all these flowers look pretty and neat, the plants of the Higanbana family, including Rain Lily, contain deadly poisons such as lycorine. You often say, “Beautiful flowers have spines.”, don’t you.
According to NHK News, in response to the spread of the new coronavirus, Sagae City, Yamagata Prefecture, which is known as one of the leading cherries in Japan, has completely refrained from hunting cherries this season. Into Sagae City, more than 180,000 people come every year to pick cherries, and nearly 90% of them come from outside the prefecture. In this way, the effects of the new coronavirus have spread to every corner of the country. One cherry tree planted in my field also has grown cherries. Just picked up two or three. It’s more fun to see.
I drove the Itoigawa line from western Itoigawa in Niigata prefecture to Matsumoto city in Nagano prefecture. The National Highway 148 that runs along Himekawa River must go through several Sabo tunnels. It would have been difficult to build this sabo tunnel, but it’s beyond imagination when the railroad Itoigawa Line that runs along it was laid. There was “Jade Station” on the way. Himekawa River is also known for the mining sit of the jade. It is a steep mountain road to Minamiotari Village After that, it became a memorable trip while looking at the peaks of the Northern Alps on the right.
Lotus flowers have begun to bloom early in the lotus pond. There are many people around. In the sand pool over there, snipes are eagerly picking at something. If looking closely, I can see that there are Hishi nuts, water chestnuts. And the young small leaves of the Hishi spread all over, and two yellow flowers are blooming in one corner. No one has noticed. Hishi nuts bear fruit in the fall, and they are covered with a hard shell with two needles. Its taste is just similar to chestnut. They say that Hishi with the hard shell are the necessity for the Ninja of Iga.
The beach is so dazzling in early summer sunlight. There is no figure, only the sound of waves is heard. An abandoned ship that has decayed on the white sands caught my eye. When approaching, the thorny roses are entwined over the bow and flowers are blooming. I couldn’t control the emotional heightening. My thoughts spread, deepened, and tears began to ooze out.
The Shimoda Kaido is known as Shimoda Michi once and is a 70km route from Mishima Juku on the Tokai Do via Shuzenji, Yugashima, Amagi Pass, Kawazu-Nanataki, and Yugano to Shimoda. At the end of the Edo period, Shoin Yoshida, who had planned an America stowaway, crossed the Amagi Pass and aimed for Shimoda in order to go aboard a Black Boat. American diplomat Harris to the contrary went to Edo from Shimoda in order to conclude the US-Japan Amity and Trade Treaty. It became more famous for being the stage of Yasunari Kawabata’s “Izu Dancer”. In the early summer, the Izu Kogen, which crossed the Amagi Pass, has young grass fluttering in the wind, and a vast ocean spread far ahead.
I went to Kenninji Temple in Kamakura to see the peony. Speaking of Zen temples, I have a strong impression that it is associated with ink painting and is a monotone world, but the Kenninji temple I visited was too different from my image. Peony was in full bloom, and the trees were decorated with young leaves. Just on that day, there was an event of zazen and sermon , so I participated in zazen and organized zazen for one hour, but all the while the peony did not disappear from my head, and finally I can’t attain the state of selflessness.
The Nichinichiso shown in the photo is a new variety called “Nichinichiso cup bloom” and is very popular. The Nichinichiso is a flower that blooms with a lot of energy even under the hot summer sun with smiling. Strong against exhaust gas, durable and long-lasting, it continues to bloom from early summer to autumn. However, the life of each flower is short, a few days. Madagascar island in the Indian Ocean, as the English name is Madagascar periwinkle, is native to the island. And it was introduced to Japan in the Edo period as early and has been loved by the common people to this day.
Mangekyo,kaleidoscope, is one of the hydrangea varieties that has become very popular at once, shining in the “Japan Flower of the Year 2012″. “Shimane Prefecture Hydrangea Study Group” created this flower by adding breed improvement from “Kumiko Hydrangea” of western hydrangea. The name comes from the fact that each petal that creates a gradation color that gradually fades from the center gathers and looks like a kaleidoscope. It is always in a short supply flower despite being traded at high prices.