2013/07/04

紫金襴, "Shikinran" meaning purple brocade

紫金襴
江戸時代から愛好されている種類らしい。
夏の間は「紫」の謂れはどこへやら。
金襴だけは映えている。

"Shikinran"
This is a species having been loved since Edo era, early 1880's.
During summer the name "purple" looks baseless.  We have to wait until autumn to see the purpleness.
Only "brocade" is showing up.