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Hints of Autumn: Higanbana

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 28 September 2009 in Plant & Nature.

The blooming of the spider lily (or "higanbana"; 彼岸花) alongside the rice fields is always a sure sign that autumn is soon on the way. According to custom, however, these beautiful flowers must not be cut and brought inside, for they will invite fire.

NIKON D300 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 400 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/50 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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iwakura
higanbana
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彼岸花
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京都
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