eye of the pheasant

This beautiful bloom is Pheasant’s eye, fukujusō, or New Year’s Day Plant. It grows in many mountainous areas of Japan. It begins to show new leaves in February or March and flowers with small bright yellow blossoms of 10 to 20 petals with a strong glow. Since the flowering time fell in the New Year season according to the lunar calendar, it was used as a decoration for the New Year, and so… some farmers grow it especially to flower for the First of January…The name actually means : Plant of good fortune and long life, “prosperity grass” or “longevity grass”. (information from CDHK, see link below)


japanese new year

fukujusoo wishes you

good fortune, long life


Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…Happy New Year!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claudia
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 11:22:28

    oh nice… a beautfiul wish… and right back atcha.. smiles


  2. Gabriella
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 10:02:05

    Beautiful haiku, Lynn. I like the colorful way Asians celebrate their new year.


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 05:43:09

    Lovely wishes..


  4. magicalmysticalteacher
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 10:21:12

    What a bright wish!

    Pheasant’s-Eye Corsage


  5. Bastet
    Jan 21, 2015 @ 22:56:26

    And a happy new year to you as well!


  6. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Jan 21, 2015 @ 17:17:31

    Nice one… 🙂 wish you the same..


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