-They usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox and are associated with death.
-The popular Japanese name 'Higanbana' means the other or that shore of the Sanzu River flower, decorate and enjoyable, the flower of the afterlife.
-They are often described as ominous flowers that grow in hell and guide the dead to the next reincarnation.
-Are often used in funerals.
-Their blooming represents the changing of summer to autumn.
-Legend has it that the scent of these flowers bring back all the beautiful memories of the dead for one last time, before they disappear when they cross the Forgotten River.
- Is a symbol of reincarnation.
-In Hanakotoba (the Japanese language of flowers) they symbolize loss, longing, abandonment and lost memories.
-It is believed that if you meet a person you'll never see again, these flowers with grow along your path.
-One of its names is based on an old Chinese legend of two elves. Manju guarded the flower and Saka guarded the leaves, but they could never meet because the plant never bears flowers and leaves at the same time. They were curious able each other, so they defied the gods instructions and arranged a meeting. The gods promptly punished them and separated them for all eternity.
-Alternate names:Red magic lily, hurricane lily, resurrection lily, equinox lily, higanbana, manjushage, manjusaka, keiketsusō, shibitobana, yūreibana.
-Scientific name: Lycoris Radiata.
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Guide to Flower SymbolismRandom
This is a guide to flower symbolism that I will use in my stories and illustrations. I will update this at random intervals because I usually research a handful of different flowers at a time. I have already researched a lot of flowers, but it will...