Every year, in the middle of April and May, tourists everywhere flock to Ashikaga flower park, Japan to admire the Tu Dang flower waterfall. The image of the flowers in the sky stretching over the long 80-100m road in the color of purple and white of Wisteria sinensis made the hearts of even the most fastidious guests.
Wisteria in Japanese is Fuji or also known as Wistera flower or Lilac flower. This is considered one of the sacred flowers grown from hundreds of years ago in Japan in a complete respect. A wisteria tree up to 20m high above the ground and extends to about 10m. The flowers of the tree grow in hanging clusters, ranging from 10 – 80 cm long. The cluster crystallization of flowers is considered to represent the sense of solidarity of the nation. Perhaps because of that, Wisteria sinensis word has appeared for a long time in many family crests of the great clan of Japan.
Because flowers only bloom in season, but the tree can live for a long time so Wisteria sinensis becomes a flower symbolizing an “immortal love”, that even if you go far away, I will pray like strings Wisteria sinensis is still waiting for a hundred years to bloom Indeed, Wisteria has actually taken 15 years to grow for the first time since it was first planted, in itself a flower that challenges the expectation of humans, like true love. need to flourish after so many years of cultivating and opening the heart among people, not a fleetingly sentimental feeling.
Moreover, the flower has two distinctive colors: purple and white, colors that have long been associated with the notions of fidelity and purity of love. Especially in the wedding of the ancient Japanese, the dress of the bride is white, not red, so the white color of Japanese people is closely associated with the joy of marriage of women. Although this idiom is hard to trace today by countless versions of the version. But everywhere in modern Japan, couples still happily walk under the wisteria flowers, so the meaning does not need to be proved anymore.
In addition, Wisteria in Japanese culture is influenced by Buddhism, it is also understood as beautiful threads that bring light to heaven. This is no surprise when you immerse and walk under this flower in the sunrise or the brilliant lantern.