Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink Saturday - Nadeshiko

This is a picture of "pink" flowers. We call them "Nadeshiko" in Japanese, meaning "stroking children gently". The name represents the adorable impression of this flower. Nadeshiko is very popular in Japan, especially last year.

"Nadeshiko Japan" is the nickname of the national female soccer team of Japan, which won the championship for the first time in the  FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 held in Germany. They caused a big boom last year after the destructive natural disaster and encouraged people all over Japan. Nadeshiko is the symbolic flower to express not only beauty but also persistence.

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  1. beautiful pink flowers..i saw them in some pictures too..they are so sweet and the name is perfect for them..
    happy saturday xx

  2. What a beautiful name. It reminds me of spring. To new life and strength. Thank you for sharing

  3. What a symbolic beauty. It looks like a dianthus, Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

    My PINK is here.

    1. Yes, this flower is a dianthus. Thank you for visiting my blog.Have a nice week.

  4. That is informative. I love those flowers, lovely!

    Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

  5. Hi,
    Your blog has a nice format. And I always love pink flowers.
    Stop by & visit too.

  6. Beautiful flower photograph, Annie.
    You may like to consider posting your flower blog posts on my Floral Friday Fotos meme blog: