When the first maple leaves fall, it is easy to feel the tenderness of the autumn lady. Among the seven famous flowers of autumn in Japan, sand blossoms possess elegance and pride. This flower has created a very unique autumn flavor – the fragrance of eternal love.
Sand blossoms, also known as wing blossoms, are perennial, bellflower plants, often distributed in northeastern Asia, including Japan. In Japan, wing sand is one of the indispensable signs of autumn, called KIKYO.
Also known as Endymion, the sand wing has its own anecdote about silent love. In Greek myth, the moon goddess Selene secretly falls in love with a shepherd boy named Endymion. Endymion did not know that love, he just wished to be young forever, accepting this prayer Zeus gave him a natural sleep.
Selene was sad, every night when darkness enveloped her and returned to earth to visit Endymion in pain and despair. Many opinions say that the sand blossoms are also the tears of this god.
Originally the only species in the genus Platycodon, Kikyo blooms like a large bell and comes in many colors like blue, purple and pink. With persistent vitality, Kikyo symbolizes loyalty, steadfastness and loyalty. The flower is directed to a unique and eternal love, according to wikilover
One of the distinctive features of the petals is the fragrant smell of flowers, flowers are often a gift for people in love with the wish of a pure and innocent love. During the blooming season, Kikyo creates a forest of purple flowers like a picture given to people when autumn comes but flowers are ready to refuse right after being taken away: the bell-shaped flowers will drop quickly.
Those studying and working in Japan can find “Land of Sand Wing” at Kokusho Temple, Kameoka City, Kyoto or Kosho Temple in Shuchi City, Fukuoka Prefecture to admire this beautiful flower. Rozan pagoda in Kamigyo district, Kyoto – where Murasaki Shikibu once wrote the masterpiece “Genji Story”, the flower garden of the temple has been called “Genji Garden” in Showa period too.