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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Japanese Lilies

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As well as hydrangeas, lilies are also associated with the rainy season (tsuyu) in Japan. Lily - yuri - in Japanese is also a girl's name but as unfashionable now as Lily in English is at the moment. 

Japanese Lilies

We came across these beautiful, sweet-smelling specimens on the quiet road in the old town leading to Inuyama Castle.

Japanese Lilies In Bloom

Japanese lilies can grow as tall as 1.5m and are carefully cultivated by gardeners either in pots outside houses or in family allotments.

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1 comment:

Tharvey said...

Actually "Lily" for a name is *very* popular in the US right now. It was the 17th most popular name for baby girls last year. (It's been the top 100 since 2003)