2/19/2007

Spring Orchids (shunran)

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Spring Orchids (shunran)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Mid-Spring
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation

Spring-Orchid, shunran 春蘭 (しゅんらん)

shina shunran シナ春蘭(しなしゅんらん)
Chinese spring orchid (Cymbidium virescens)

hokuri ほくり、hokuro ほくろ、hakuri はくり、ekuri えくり



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hoosairan 報歳蘭(ほうさいらん)

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This flower in the wild shows its beauty best in the deep forests and the mountain wilderness of Japan and brings joy with its lovely smell. Its flower is rather small and inauspicious, until you bend down to see it properly. It brings the atmosphere of a fairy tale of old Chinese mountain sages to a valley with its smell.

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Cymbidium goeringii: Japanese name is SHUNRAN.
It grows under deciduous trees (Habitat: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu). It blooms in March-April and has only 1 flower per 1 flower stem.. The height is 10-25cm. There are many cultivars collected in the habitat. Japanese cultivars have poor fragrances compared with Chinese cultivars, but they have variety of flower colors. Plant type: evergreen, terrestrial.

© Japanese Orchids

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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


春蘭の花 とりすつる 雲の中
shunran no hana torisutsuru kumo no naka

spring orchids -
I pick one up and it slips
in the clouds


Je cueille des fleurs d'orchis au printemps
Et les jette
Dans les nuages.

Iida Dakotsu 飯田蛇笏

He lived in the mountains of Koshu (Yamanashi) like a mountain ascetic.

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春蘭や雨をふくみてうすみどり 
shunran ya ame o fukumite usumidori

spring orchids -
within the rain
your light green 
   

杉田久女 Sugita Hisajo
(Tr. Gabi Greve)

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春蘭は草の香嗅ぐや伏して咲き
shunran wa kusa no ko kagu ya fushite saki

spring orchids -
smelling with the weeds
blooming on the ground


hanayomi haiku
http://ameblo.jp/hanayomi/entry-10030476486.html

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spring orchid too large
shy, my heart hides under moon
this fragrant longing

© Princess Haiku (with photo)



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Related words

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. Spring Orchids .
Calanthe discolor
Glechoma hederacea grandis
Cephalanthera erecta
Cephalanthera falcata
Cypripedium japonicum
Epimedium grandiflorum
Arisaema serratum

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2 comments:

sakuo said...

とりすつる torisuturu I pick up and it slips

Gabi san, your second line is enough and not so bad.

Answering your question.

sakuo.

anonymous said...

cool morning
single orchids hang bell-like
in mid-air

"tequilas_sunrise11"

Tokyo Grand Prix International Orchid Festival (Tokyo Dome Show) 2009.