The wisteria at Kasuga-Grand-shrine or Kofukuji-Temple or a bus stop are well-kept and their purple hue enchant us every year.
清少納言（Seisyonagon: she is a noble of famous writer and poet,living around10~11centry.) is saying "あてなるもの(graceful things)" are " a rosary of crystals" "the plum flowers with a little bit snow" and "wisteria blossom" in 枕草子（Makuranososi) written by her.
She also seems to have loved wisteria.
|Nanendo in Kofukuji-Temple|
|Five-storied pagoda in Kofukuji-Temple|
While a lot of wild-wisteria are also living in Nara-Park.The deer carry the seeds,I wonder?
I didn't know there are so many wisteria there because I usually don't walk, looking the top of the tree.
The primeval forest is remained in Nara-Park. Those trees are very tall but wisterias wind these trees and grow to the upper of those trees and bloom flocks of beautiful purple flowers. The top of some trees are covered with purple. They look like to be purple trees, not green trees at a distance.
I have been thinking the wisteria is slender and have the flowers of the noble purple color.
But when I discovered the stems of some wisteria were about one meter in diameter, I was astonished at this thickness but I could get this thick stem is the moving force or spirit behind the vigorous growth.
I admired its tremendous vital energies. So I imagined the wisteria nymph may be able to exist in the deep forest...... though Japanese dance has a program of the dance of wisteria nymph.
They say the full bloom of wild-wisteria is short -term. I could see the moment beauty of these wild-wisteria come through in the primeval forest.
|wild-wisteria over the wall|
|The approach to a Kasuga-grand-shrine|