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5.20.2013

wisteria in Nara Park

A lot of wisteria  are spotted in Nara Park.
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.



Kasuga-Grand-Shrine



  Nanendo in Kofukuji-Temple

 Five-storied pagoda in Kofukuji-Temple

Wild-wisteria
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
at Tobihino



at Tobihino



The approach to a Kasuga-grand-shrine











20 件のコメント:

you-wee because さんのコメント...

Very pretty, but poisonous Wisteria (seeds)!

Here in Germany we call this species "Blauregen", litterally translated into "blue rain".

My neighbours living two floors underneath our appartment have a spectacular Wisteria plant on their balcony rail as well. It's that strong that it squeezes the handrail as well as the rainwater downpipe made of metal!

Great photos, great impressions, Sarah! It looks like a purple-blue rain shower!

Thanks for sharing these impressions from Nara park.

Uwe.

Joy さんのコメント...

Fantastic flowering trees. Thanks for sharing:)

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Simplesmente lindo!
Flores maravilhosas!!!!
Ótimo início de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

cosmos さんのコメント...

blue rain showerと言うのがまさにピッタリですね。見事な写真の数々です。
先日山添村にある神野山に行く途中、自生の藤があちこちに見られきれいでした。ただ「大鏡」にも「藤がかりぬる木は枯れぬるものなり」という記述があるそうですね。生命力旺盛な美しい藤の背景には荒れた山があるのは皮肉ですね。

Giga さんのコメント...

Widoki są bajeczne, uwielbiam wisterię i jej piekne kwiaty. Pozdrawiam.
The views are fabulous, I love wisteria and its beautiful flowers. Yours.

Rurousha さんのコメント...

When I went hiking in Chichibu during Golden Week, I saw big trees covered in wisteria. It was so beautiful, but I wondered if the wisteria were perhaps strangling the trees.

I always smile when I read Sei Shōnagon's lists. This list was new to me, and - yup! - it made me smile. :)

shooting star さんのコメント...

beautiful images...such lvoely views and lovely flowers blooming!!!

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shooting star さんのコメント...

beautiful images...such lvoely views and lovely flowers blooming!!!

http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

shooting star さんのコメント...

beautiful images...such lvoely views and lovely flowers blooming!!!

http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

Arti さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah,

I could identify Kofukuji temple from your post! It looks even more beautiful in the shadow of the wisteria. Your observation of the beauty of the wild wisteria is amazing, I love the resultant mish-mash of the purple and the green. Have a nice day, Sarah :)

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

おはようございます。藤の花は栽培されたもの自然の山藤どちらも美しいですね。 
 私は山藤の方が好きです。
 所でフジのツルは右巻き、左巻き、夜に考えると眠れなくなります。

haricot さんのコメント...

Hi, Sarahさん
そうですね、、、どちらも綺麗。でもわたしも山藤が大好きで、奈良の南の方へ吉野川沿いにドライブするときなど山藤の美しさに見とれます。sarahさんは以前ブログの背景に藤色を使っていらっしゃいましたよね。

Red Rose. さんのコメント...

山藤は少し色目が薄いみたいですが、それはそれで自然の美しさです。私も山藤が大好きです。でも藤は撮影がとても難しそうで撮ったことありません。いつかこのように艶やかに撮ってみたいです。
Tomoko

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
Wow, beautiful pictures of wisteria♡♡♡ I've never seen them blooming gorgeously like this. Wild-wisteria is also really beautiful, aren't they(^_^)v I truly enjoyed wisteria with the slightly different version of purple color!!!

Thank you very much for sharing the Beautiful pictures with us.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend in Nara.

Love and hugs from Yamaguchi, xoxo Miyako*,

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Wonderful post! You have so much lovely flowers and colors. It`s blooming here to now, but different flowers.

Hope you have a good time:-)

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah!
Lovely to see your photos of the beautiful wisteria plants.It's always wonderful to find something new when out walking.These ancient trees must be home to many nature spirits and insects.

Happy weekend,
Ruby

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil°º✿♫
°º✿
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

stardust さんのコメント...

見事な藤の撮影! 5月はどこにも出かけていませんが、このポストで十分満足です。私も自由に高く這い上がっていく山藤が好きです。地面の薄紫の花びらに気づかされ上を見上げると藤色の絵の具をとばしたように緑の中に映えているのが素敵です。

5月後半はスペイン旅行ということで、このブログはノーマークでした。訪問が遅れてごめんなさいね。

Mandy Southgate さんのコメント...

Wow! What gorgeous photos! You live in a beautiful part of the world.

cquek さんのコメント...

gorgeous place to be,,, i love to visit all these places.