6/20/2010

Gerbera (gaabera) Musashino

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Gerbera (gaabera)

***** Location: Japan, UK
***** Season: All summer
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation

gaabera ガーベラ Gerbera
This flower represents endurance and patience.
Its name reminds of the Japanese word gaman がまん【我慢】, self-control, perserverance

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Gerbera L. is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.

It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.

Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The
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Things found on the way


. WKD : Musashino Plain 武蔵野 .


むさしのに住居合せて秋の月
Musashino ni sumai-awasete aki no tsuki

on Musashino plain
all the homes are connected -
autumn moon


. Kobayashi Issa (小林一茶) .



. Fuchu Festival 府中祭 .


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HAIKU


heavy downpour
a hover-fly goes deeper
into gerbera


Alan Summers, UK
1. Haiku Friends Vol. 3 Ed. Masaharu Hirata Osaka, Japan (2009)
2. (JULY) Haiku Calendar 2006


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gerbera daisy
in the brides bouquet...
how long will the marriage last?


Pat Geyer
Joys of Japan, February 2012


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Related words


kigo for mid-autumn




***** shion 紫苑 (しおん) Michaelmas daisy
oni no shikogusa しおに、鬼の醜草(おにのしこぐさ)
Aster tataricus

Its symbolic meaning is "love of change".

murasaki shion color 紫苑色 しおんいろ
color code #867ba9




武蔵野の風の行きつく紫苑かな
Musashino no kaze no ikitsuku shion kana

the wind of
Musashino comes here
to this aster


桜庭敏子




丈高きことが淋しく花紫苑         

遠藤梧逸



kigo :
. Michaelmas
Feast of Michael and All Angels



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kigo for early summer

himeshion, hime shion 姫女苑 (ひめじょおん)
fleabane -
"princess Shion"

Erigeron annuus




The most widely used common name, fleabane, is shared with related plants in several other genera; another common name is summer starwort.
The common name is derived from the belief that the dried plants repelled fleas, whilst the name erigeron is derived from the Greek (eri = early; geron = old man), a reference to the appearance of the white hairs of the fruit soon after flowering.
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2 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

presenting itself
to Musashi Plain...
the pufferfish

musashi no e makari-idetaru fukuto kana

.むさしのへまかり出たる鰒哉

by Issa, 1811

A fish vendor has brought this ocean catch inland. Issa spells fugu ("tetrodon" or "pufferfish") using the Japanese character for awabi ("abalone").

Tr. David Lanoue
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Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho


武蔵野の月の若生えや松島種
Musashino no / tsuki no waka bae ya / Matsushima-dane

武蔵野や一寸ほどな鹿の声 
Musashino ya / issun hodo na / shika no koe

武蔵野やさはるものなき君が笠
Musashino ya / sawaru mono naki / kimi ga kasa

Places visited by Basho

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