Sunday, November 16, 2008

大菊 (chrysanthemums)

On Saturday we went to Shinjuku Gyoen to see the chrysanthemum display. There were several varieties but I always find these big ones quite impressive.
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14 comments:

  1. I can feel the texture, just by the visual. Very cool.

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  2. These are so beautiful, they give me quite a lift. Thank you for posting them.

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  3. Oh my! these are so beautiful. they almost look like a row of knitting yarn. The other picture is just wow. The beauty of the details.

    I always found chrysanthemums so original a flower, however in France and other European Countries they are a funeral flower. I do not know why, need to look it up and get back to you.

    P.S. Right now I am not able to spoile myself or even send books out at least not for a few more weeks, the court date has moved up to the 8th. I could not resist to buy myself a little present I will be able to see every day of the year and hopefully fill with pleasant thoughts month by month :)

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  4. um...WOW! Wow, wow, wow. You captured their beauty so well :-)

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  5. Joy - They really are quite something to see in person!

    Sandra - You're very welcome! I'm glad they brightened your day. :)

    Anna - Thanks!

    Sylvie - The chrysanthemum is the official emblem of the Japanese Emperor, but you're right, white chrysanthemums are usually used for funerals in Japan as well.

    And thank you so much! You're my very first customer!! I really appreciate it especially since things are so tight for you right now. I hope you won't be disappointed, I haven't even seen the finished product for myself yet! But seriously, thank you! :)

    Janet - LOL! Thanks! :)

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  6. wow! beautiful!! i like the colors and the closeup shot. =)

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  7. wow! they look so beautiful almost unreal and oh hey..i thought they are cupcakes hehehe! i guess, am hungry:)

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  8. Emzkei, and Jeanne - Thanks for stopping by!

    marites1034 - LOL! :)

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  9. Those are huge! And beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Nat.

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  10. These are amazing!! I've never seen any this large. Great shots, Nat. :)

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  11. Oh, they're so beautiful. I love the Japanese eye in flower arranging, too.

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  12. Wendy - You're very welcome. :)

    Les - They really are huge! :P

    Bellezza - I think you'd love visiting some of the Japanese gardens. :)

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