8/22/2006

Tulip

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Tulip (chuurippu, Japan)

***** Location: Japan, worldwide
***** Season: Late Spring
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation

Tulips チュウリップ . Other Japanese names are
Ukonkoo ウコンコウ、 鬱金香
Botanyuri 牡丹百合


Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)

The area of origin is Asia Minor, but now they are grown worldwide. In the 16. century they came to Europe via Turkey and caused quite a stirr.
When the Austrian Ambassador to Turkey saw the first tulips there, he asked his translator for the name of this flower. "They are called like the cloth the turks wear around their head, a turban (tulipan). "

Alexandre Dumas even wrote a novel called the Black Tulip (see below).
Tulips were introduced to Japan during the late Edo period and became widespread during the Meiji period. Now they are grown mostly in the provinces of Niigata and Toyama.
In Europe, best known is maybe Holland for its tulip fields.

The stem is usually tall and the flower has six petals, three inner ones and three outer ones called "sepal". There are now many varieties in many colors.
For a haiku, you can talk about the flowers in a park, garden or pot on your veranda. They are usually quite bright without any shadow.
Gabi Greve

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Look at more Japanese tulips here:



http://www.hana300.com/tulip01.html

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source : musa

Origami folded paper tulips
made by Daruma


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Worldwide use

Holland

Look at a great collection from Holland.

Tulipa 'Orange Favorite'
Parrot tulips are always fabulous.
http://www.tulipworld.com/


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Things found on the way


The text of the Black Tulip, by Alexandre Dumas
http://www.literature.org/authors/dumas-alexandre/the-black-tulip/

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HAIKU




tulip petals
falling one by one -
a mother's death


Look at more tulip haiku by Gabi Greve
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2005/04/tulips.html


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little girl tulip
shyly holds at start of life
her virginity

Fedde Harwig
http://home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/PH_detail?photo_sn_in=1131

More tulip haiku in the Haiku Photo Gallery
http://home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/PH_detail?photo_sn_in=1426

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a sole white
in a sea of red
tulip envy

Mary Angela Nangini

Look at the photo and more haiku here
http://www.haikupoetshut.com/vishaiku12a.html

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one last look
through the bamboo window
next year's tulips underground

autumn-
planting tulip bulbs
gardener's worn hands


Patricia Prime
http://www.asahi.com/english/haiku/040921.html

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sudden chill --
a tulip bud
half-opened

April sleet --

tulip leaves and petals
brittle from frost

tulips garden --
with rotten leaves necklaces
the first spikes


Origa (Olga Hooper)


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lonely road
suddenly a clump of white tulips
among dry bushes


- Shared by Sandip Sital Chauhan
Joys of Japan, March 2012


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Related words

***** planting tulip bulbs  

kigo for all autumn


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2015 Tanto Tulip Festival - Hyogo

Tanto town is the only tulip-bulb-producing district in Hyogo Prefecture, and although it’s past its golden age due to a decline in farming, the region is still actively proud of its history. The first festival was held in 1992, and now the number of tulips used is up to 1 million, showcasing 300 varieties.



- source : www.japantimes.co.jp


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2 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Tiles of carnelian, lapis, and jade,
The muralist sees his picture
One centimeter at a time.
Every piece alone is precious;
Together they make a priceless whole.


mosaic
365 Tao
daily meditations

http://www.duckdaotsu.org/115/mosaic.html

with TULIP Photo by Gabi

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Gabi Greve said...

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one regal tulip
coronets its two-inch stem—
bulbs planted too late

Michael R. Collings