Sep 16, 2009
Yesterday, I found these "Higan-bana"（彼岸花） in the neighborhood. "Higan-bana" is a representative flower in this season, but it is a little bit earlier than usual, I think. We often see the flower near a rice paddy.
In my Japanese-English dictionary, "Higan" is translated into "the equinoctial week". In this period, most people in Japan visit their family grave to honor their ancestors.
P.S. There is a song named "Man-jyu-sya-ka"（曼珠紗華）. "Momoe Yamaguchi"（山口百恵）" sung it and "Man-jyu-sya-ka" is another name of "Higan-bana".