Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Chrysanthemum Display Show
Around this time every year, the chrysanthemum display shows are held across Japan.
Today I found two displays. One is at the train station of Ikoma, Nara Prefecture and the other is in the Osaka Castle Park.
Tall, short, large, small, yellow, pink, white, red... various types of chrysanthemums are displayed. There are also a few Bonsai Chrysanthemums.
Chrysanthemums are beautiful, but they seem a little lonely, maybe that's because they are often used for decoration at the funeral ceremonies in Japan.
I want to add one more thing about this flower, along with cherry blossoms, the chrysanthemum is another flower which, because of its use in the Imperial Family Crest, is considered to be symbolic of Japan.