Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2017

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/expectation.html

when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/

https://weathernews.jp/s/koyo/

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/


Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/


seasonal flowers:




Saturday, June 5, 2010

Japanese water iris


Hanashoubu(花菖蒲:Iris ensata var. ensata, Japanese iris, Japanese water iris)

The Japanese water irises are late in blooming this year. It is expected they will be at their best around June 10th in Tokyo.



The Japanese water iris
花しょうぶ

Haruko Kanezuka,Homemade Wagashi(Tokyo:BUNKA PUBLISHING BUREAU,1997),p.20
金塚晴子,ほーむめいど和菓子(東京:文化出版局,1997),p.20



"drawstring pouch in the shape of Japanese water iris" designed by Mitsuyo Naito
花しょうぶ袋 制作:内藤満代

Shigeyoshi Inoue(ed), Yasashiku-Tsukureru-Densyou-no-Chirmenzaiku (Tokyo:Fujin seikatsu-sha,1998),P.8.
井上重義監修,やさしく作れる伝承のちりめん細工(東京:婦人生活社,1998年),P.8.

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