9/23/2006

Nogiku wild chrysanthemum

  







婦人会 皆花の咲く 野菊かな







all so active
in the Village Ladies Club -
wild chrysanthemum









im Club der Weiber
ist immer was los -
wilde Chrysanthemen









In my village is a Ladies Club called like this.


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Wild Chrysanthemum, nogiku 野菊
kigo for late autumn

wild chrysanthemum by the roadside, nojigiku 野路菊
violet chrysanthemum, kongiku 紺菊

Many of them are names asters in English.

There are many varieties of the wild chrysanthemums. They flower abundantly in large groups in the wild on all the islands of Japan. The flowers are small and come in various colors. They are a big part of the "homeland" furusato feeling of the Japanese and have appeared in poetry since old times. They also refer to ladies of a rather reluctant character.

Our village ladies call themselves "Wild Chrysanthemum Group", nogiku no kai, but they are even active in local politics and dare speak up to the almighty mayor of our village, if need be !

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野菊摘み来世は父母に甘えたき
nogiku tsumi raise wa fubo ni amaetaki

I pick wild chrysanthemums -
in the next world I want to be spoiled
by my parents


Shoobu Aya 菖蒲あや


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wild chrysanthemums ~
the breeze flows on them
a gentle rhythm

Narayanan Raghunathan


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kigo for mid-autumn


arechi nogiku 荒地野菊 (あれちのぎく)
wild chrysanthemum in a wasteland
arechi no kiku 荒地の菊(あれちのきく)
arechi nokiku 野塘菊(あれちのぎく)
inujioogiku いぬじおうぎく



asagirisoo 朝霧草 (あさぎりそう) "morning mist plant"
..... Hakusan yomogi 白山蓬(はくさんよもぎ)
yomogi mugwort from Hakusan mountain
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Artemisia schmidtiana




isogiku 磯菊 (いそぎく) "chrysanthemum on the beach"
iwagiku いわぎく chrysanthemum on a rock
imokatsugi しもかつぎ
kirakusa きらくさ
hamagiku 浜菊 (はまぎく)
Ajania pacifica, Chrysanthemum pacificum, Chrysanthemum nipponicum



Kibunegiku 貴船菊 (きぶねぎく) wild aster from Kibune
shuumeigiku 秋明菊(しゅうめいぎく) "bright autumn chrysanthemum"
Anemone japonica
It grows wild in the mountains of Kibune, Kyoto.




. yomena no hana 嫁菜の花 (よめなのはな)
starwort flowers
 



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kigo for early autumn

tetsudoogusa, tetsudoo gusa 鉄道草 (てつどうぐさ)
"railway plant"

a kind of wild chrysanthemum
Meijisoo 明治草(めいじそう)"Meiji-plant"
goisshingusa, go isshin gusa 御一新草(ごいっしんぐさ)
other name for ヒメムカシヨモギ
Erigeron canadensis, Conyza canadensis Erigeron

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oguruma 施覆花 (おぐるま) Inula britannica
..... oguruma 小車(おぐるま)"small wheel"
..... senpukuka せんぷくか
used in Chinese medicine. Xuanfuhua
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tamurasoo 田村草 (たむらそう) Seratula coronata
..... tamabooki 玉箒(たまぼうき)
..... yamabooki 山箒(やまぼうき)
Seratula coronata
a wild aster that looks almost like a thistle.

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. Asters (fam. Diplopappus) Europe. China Aster (Callistephus)  



Chrysanthemum (kiku 菊, a KIGO



. shion 紫苑 (しおん) Michaelmas daisy
Aster tataricus



Homeland, Hometown (furusato) Japan Heimat, Fatherland, Motherland



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AUTUMN PLANTS -
SAIJIKI



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1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

that's a good one GABI

- kala

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Thanks, Kalaji !

GABI

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