Friday, July 13, 2012

Water Lily (Green Day)

This Water lily is called "lotus Sun Yat-sen".  Pictures are from "Chofu Garden" in my pref. Japan. The flowers of pale pink on a white background begin to bloom in the early morning with dawn. The flowers will close again in the afternoon. Repeating 4 times, its petals will be dropped on the fourth day.

        (all pictures from PC)

Sun Yat-sen lotus
As a reward of helping revolution for China, Sun Yat-sen presented the four fruits of the lotus to Mr. Takashi Tanaka who lives in Chofu-city. Sun Yat-sen is referred to as the father of the Chinese Revolution and had been exiled in Japan (1918) 1918.  Then, the germination is asked to Ichiro Ohga “Dr. lotus”.  One fruit of the 4 germinated at University of Tokyo in 1962, "lotus Sun Yat-sen" root has been sent to the garden and named after Sun Yat-sen. And its season is from mid-July to mid-August.

      Chofu- Garden in Chofu city in Yamaguchi-pref.;

For Japanese people, flower of the water lily is connected with Buddha;
but that will have to be the future topic, hehe.

                         Linking this post to Green Day hosted by Raindrops and Daisies.
                                  Thank you very much for stopping by, Love you always;



sexta-feira said...

Hello Miyako!
Your pictures are very pretty and the story accompanying them very interesting!
Great pick for Green Day!

Cloudy said...

Ein wunderschöner Bericht mit tollen Aufnahmen, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Im Moment haben wir bei uns sehr viel Regen, da würden Wasserpflanzen gut wachsen, sich wohlfühlen...:-)

Lieben Gruß

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show - nice blog you have. I've added me as follows from your blog. I have two blogs - a photoblog addr. and a blog about the "close thing" "Crazy life" adr. Wishing you a good day. Hanne Bente

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love Japanese gardens and that one is particularly beautiful x

Fiona said...

Good morning Miyako

I hope that all is well with you and your husband.

Your photos are beautiful.

I love the story of the flower
and how it opens and closes during the day.
It is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for linking up with us again for Green Day.

I hope that you have a lovely happy weekend.

Take care

x Fiona

eileeninmd said...

The lotus flowers are gorgeous. What a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend.

Anna V. said...

If the climate here in Northern Finland would be more suitable, I'd love to have a Japanese garden myself. Beautiful pictures of the lilies!

Visiting your blog through the Green Day-post,
Anna V.

Shelly said...

Those are beautiful flowers and I loved hearing the story behind them, my dear friend Miyako. It is somewhat sad to me that they drop their petals after only four days, but they do make the most of their short time with such gorgeousness, don't they?

Thank you again, my dear friend, for enlightening us and putting it together in such an arttactive format~

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely pictures. It's lovely to hear the story as well. Have a fantastic evening my friend.


Thisisme. said...

Your blog certainly looks very pretty and green today, dear Miyako. I loved the photos and, also, the information you gave us today. Really interesting! Thank you for that. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and I send hugs and love from West to East x

artistamyjo said...

Oh Miyako so very beautiful.
We have some Lilies in our Koi pond,one whit and one pink. Though a bit different then the ones you show they are pretty.
I have been getting lots done this past week and will post some photos on Monday.
Much love, Amy Jo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,

Lovely post about a lovely and majestic flower. We once had a lotus in our pond but it died... Now we only have the waterlilies. You can find that post here:
Lots of love to you dear friend,

TexWisGirl said...

so gorgeous! love these images! visiting from green day.

maddyrose said...

Dear Miyako,
These are beautiful photos. The water lilies are so lovely it is a shame the blossoms last only four days. Your posts are always so beautiful and informative. I hope you and your hubby are well. Have a wonderful weekend. Much love from your bs.

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. I'm visiting from Green Day.

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san, these photos are beautiful! Not just flowers but Chofu Garden looks such a nice place.
I remember our local temple had a little pond with water lilies. They are so elegant and beautiful.
Have a great weekend, Miyako san!

BlueShell said...

Excellent! Everything! The photos, the words...I love it all here! Have a wonderful "Green Day"!
xoxo, BShell

Ellie said...

Such a lovely flower and a very interesting blog about it too.
The Japanese garden looks beautiful too.
Have a great weekend Miyako. :))

My Little Home and Garden said...

The lotus blossoms are so beautiful!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The water lilies are beautiful. I did not know they opened and closed during the day. Visiting from Green Day

Rita said...

Lovely photos and I so appreciate the history to go with them. I find it sad that they only last for for days. I hope they reproduce quickly.

Thanks for visiting my green house.

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Miyako,

Yes.. Lotus ...I love Lotus.. beautiful oriental flowers.
Nice pictures
Happy summer Miyako

Tooki said...

They are one of the loveliest flowers, aren't they? Chofu Garden must be a joy to visit too. I would put it under the category "Places I would like to be"....:)

Eileen said...

Such beautiful flowers - lovely photographs.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

The water lilies are so pretty, and reading about what it means to the Japanese people was really interesting.

Lorraine said...

Japanese gardens are so peaceful...

Ann said...

such beautiful pictures!
Chofu Garden looks like a wonderful place to visit!!!

Mina said...

These pictures are so gorgeous! I love the lotus and am in awe of Buddhat.

MangaMem said...

Wonderful pictures! I love Water Lilies. The Chofu-Garden looks like a great place to explore/wander around in! Have a wonderful day!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Miyako

Lovely to discover your beautiful blog.
Love the peaceful Japanese gardens and the waterlilies are so pretty.

Happy weekend