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Xilocopa violacea


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Frosted Nudibranch

Chrysanthemum Kiku-no-hana, developed in Tohoku area ,chrysanthemum exhibition at Sankeien,Yokohama,Japan The Chrysanthemum has been cherished in Japan for a long time. The flower called Kiku-no-hana or Kiku in Japanese is native to China and was originally imported to Japan as medicine from China. Kiku is said to have come to Japan in the Nara period (710-793), and in the Heian period (794-1191) the royalty came to love the flower because they believed it had the power to prolong people’ s lives. Later in the Kamakura period (1192-1333), Kiku was used as the emblem of the Japanese royal family, but it was 1869 in the Meiji (1868-1912) that Kiku with 16 petals was officially adopted as the symbol of the Japanese royal family. In the Edo period (1603-1867) Kiku cultivation reached its height, and varieties of chrysanthemums were introduced and became popular as potted plants. At that time skillful techniques were developed for displaying and enjoying chrysanthemum flowers. photo credit:© Lillakanarie http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelaughing_gnome/ source:http://www.nicjapanese.com/english/e-cul-kiku.html

Empusa pennata