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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