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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Floral Friday Fotos


Ume apricot is a symbol of the Tenmangu Shrines, so many ume blossoms can be seen in there. Tenmangu Shrines are Shinto shrines where a historical hero "Michizane Sugawara" is enshrined. He loved ume blossoms very much.
Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan. It is polytheistic, and its gods are worshiped at shrines.
It is based on nature worship, hero worship and ancestor worship. It has neither a specific founder nor any books of scripture.



This bonsai tree has both red (pink) and white blossoms. I don't know how to create it, but it takes long time and energy to make it.




15 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your spring with me! It's too early for flowers here, but early tulip and daffodil leaves are coming up.

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  2. Hi Annie, bonsai is a magical thing for me, these small natural products, I think it's very nice, I like to see me ...

    have a nice weekend for you

    Geli

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  3. The people still living in the disaster area, how much will they miss beautiful scenes like this.

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  4. I really love the beauty of these flowers! And the bonsai is amazing!

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  5. Gorgeous flowers, Annie and bonsais are quite amazing. The double-coloured blooms on the same little tree is achieved by grafting one variety on the other. IN this case it looks like the tree was white and they grafted a bud from a pink flowering Ume onto it.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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  6. Annie - How beautiful! (I read your profile. Your guide job sounds really fun and interesting!)

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  7. Love the bonsai version of the apricot! I also love the apricot as a fruit - very tasty:)

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  8. These flowers are so popular in the Spring time. The colors are gorgeous!

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  9. I would love to have one of those in my garden.

    Bougainvillaes

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  10. Really beautiful flowers. I'm counting the days until spring is here!

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  11. Beautiful!
    Wish you a great weekend.
    Mette

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  12. that is so very pretty. I would love a bonsai in my house.

    Gill

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  13. The bonsai is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
    hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  14. I love bonsai; Japanese culture, Oriental art, haiku etc. I love the grafted plum as a bonsai!

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