!! This post will be published earlier, because I am in the nightshift !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I told in episode 652 I ran into several "strange" kigo and today such a kigo is our prompt. Today our prompt is Yuzuriha (or Daphniphyllum Macropodum)
Yuzuriha is a plant with long broaded evergreen leaves and it was very common in ancient Japan to use it as an ornament for New Year to celebrate the good relationship of old and new generations . There is no English-name for it. Here is a small description of this plant:
|Credits: Yuzuriha (in it's habitat)|
|Credits: Yuzuriha flowers (cultivated)|
celebrating New Year
Not as strong as I had hoped, but I think these haiku are nice examples of this Yuzuriha. Yuzuriha must be an awesome flower to use in an Ikebana piece as you look at the bright green leaves and the complexity of it's flowers. Just one branch with flowers is already gorgeous.
|Credits: Ikebana piece (sadly without yuzuriha) for New Year|