Purple Bunches

These are such gorgeous flowers. They bloom all summer, but mainly around July. You probably know them as hydrangea, but I prefer the Japanese name ajisai. Easier to say, both for me and for the Japanese.

The ones I see in Japan are usually purple or blue, but you can find many other colors. They come in two types: The kind you see below, called mophead, and one that resembles a crown, called lacecap. I prefer the mophead type, but many prefer the other. You can see one of them here. How about you?


Check out other photos of ajisai.

Show Me Japan

Time for Show Me Japan, the weekly collection of photos from every corner of the country. This is my entry this week; go check out some other ones.

Facebook FUN club

I admit, I don’t entirely understand Facebook, so the JapanDave fan page is still a work in progress, but I am wanting to do some cool stuff like prize give-aways and other fun things. How about this: Join now and be surprised when I do figure out how to do these things!

Besides, everyone loves facebook, right? …right??

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