Red mums form a hedge for a farmer's field

Red mums form a hedge for a farmer's field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan is known as the Land of the Chrysanthemum. Below is an easy question for you …

Quiz: Which flower is the official crest of the imperial family?

Answer: The yellow chrysanthemums or kiku with sixteen petals was a symbol of the divine authority of the Emperor, and his throne was referred to as the Chrysanthemum Throne. Chrysanthemum is a flower that is associated with the sun, so that’s why Japan is also known as the Land of the Chrysanthemum. And since Japanese emperors were according to mythology supposed to have descended from the sun, the chrysanthemum became the chosen imperial emblem.

Golden chrysanthemums, imperial emblem

Golden chrysanthemums, imperial emblem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chrysanthemum is considered perfection and there is a tradition to put a single chrysanthemum petal at the bottom of a wine glass for a long and healthy life.

The chrysanthemum is considered perfection and there is a tradition to put a single chrysanthemum petal at the bottom of a wine glass for a long and healthy life.

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