Sumire: Viola mandshurica

Viola mandashurica is called sumire in Japan. Viola mandshurica families is generically called Viola mandsshurica. This flower is a perennial … More

Mitrastema yamamotoi: Yakkosou

Introduction Mitrastema yamamotoi is a natural monument of Kochi and is a representative plant of Muroto. This was first discovered in … More

Lycoris radiata: Higanbana

By T. Nakamoto Introduction   Bulb plants perennial toxic whole plant.Six pieces of petals arrive radially distributed in the form … More

BUNA: Japanese Beech

by S.saiki Introduction Buna is a kind of wood. Buna grows high area of mountain. Shirakami mountain range is famous … More

Yamamomo

by M. Harada Introduction Yamamomo grow in Shikoku, Kyusyu and Okinawa. Yamamomo height will be 10 meters. Yamamomo have unique smell. Yamamomo’s nut … More

Yuzu: Citrus junos

by K. Yokoyama Introduction Yuzu is famous in Kochi prefecture, specially in “Umajimura”. Now , Kochi is famous about production … More

Kombu: kelp

Kombu is a kind of marine algae. Marine algae have many many species, only a few of which are eaten. … More

Mokkoku: Japanese Cleyera

Mokkoku is Japanese name and scientific name is Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Wright et Arn.) Sprague. This tree is evergreen high tree … More

Shyazikumo: Chara buraunii

There are very many creatures, amphibians, insects, microbes, water-weed and algae, in the common rice field in Japan. Do you … More

Oniyuri: Tiger Lily

ONIYURI is Japanese name. American name is tiger lily. Because the origin of the name is slightly bigger than Lilium … More

Willow

Before the Nara period (AD 710 to 794), Yanagi (“willows”) which were called “Nagira” were planted for viewing pleasure. There … More

Yamazakura

Yamazakura have the biological name Prunus jamasakra and is a rose family plant. It is distributed widely in Japan -Honsyu, … More

Chrysanthemum (mum)

Chrysanthemum (mum) in Japanese is “kiku”. And it has flower’s name “nobie”. It is a taxon of plantae magnoliophyta magnoliopsida … More

Ajisai: Hydrangea

Hydrangea means container of water. Hydrangea (Japanese name is Ajisai)is a general term for Plantae Hydrangeae Hydrangea. Generally what is … More