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same time,same year - Equinox by jyoujo same time,same year - Equinox by jyoujo
" And all this time we were tremendously excited
About everything we saw
Everything we had talked about
Every detail of every moment that had passed

too many things to be said .
but we never said it at all .
and that it's just sad .
"





Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in 地 獄(also known as Hell), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 沙 華 who guarded the leaves. Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other. At first sight, they fell in love ♥ with each other. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .


believe it or not , they are in my path . ♥


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i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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BunnyBrigade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Those are beautiful. I thought they were honeysuckle at first, but they're so very complex.
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mioh-crazy-4-anime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVEEEE this flower <3 I want to get it as a tattoo >.<
Amazing pics like always : D
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Photographer
That woud be interesting
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Photographer
i love these flowers!
another wonderful photo made by you!
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Photographer
something really strange happened today while
we were celebrating my birthday with some friends .
So i was in my way to see the cake and some friends put the
you know , the hat of birthday in me. that strange cone .
As i was walking ,a old lady grab my arm and asked me my age ,
i said i was 33 now ans she said :
" now you have the same age as Jesus Christ "
? ? ? ? ? ?
strangely , i knew that but ,
how did she ?
we don't study Jesus in here and,
it was really creepy the way she said it.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Photographer
omg ___ that's really strange!!! sounds really creepy >.< hmm maybe she's one of the 1% of christians in japan _
i didn't know how old jesus was :D
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Photographer
right ?!?!?
wtf !
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Photographer
sounds a little bit like a ghost story :D maybe she is a ghost and wanted to say that a great mission waiting for you ^^
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Photographer
( :

geez , they could send me a live one to tell me that
next time : D
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Photographer
haha that is it! :D
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phoenix5phlyer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I've always wondered at the meaning of this flower, I see it in a lot of manga (first time was in Inuyasha anime). Such a pretty flower, but an ominous meaning. The legend is sad and sweet.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Photographer
i have them on my yard ,
and my neighbor is very upset about it : )
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The flower is beautiful .. and your shot made it even more so...
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SabakunoYoru Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
These flowers are so beautiful! I love them so much. XD And these legends are so awesome! ^-^ So sad but so amazing.
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Yuukii94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really Beautiful !! ; D
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ATrueNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
GREAT composition :)
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bunnyx4 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*o* that is a sweet myth!
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Photographer
:glomp: it sure is : )
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MysticalDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You need to take more pictures of these flowers. I'm absolutely in love with every shot you take of these.
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jessicagorawr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Very nice!!
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amiejo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Gracile et belle , cette fleur peu commune est de toute beaut!
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trumanlakequeen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
how very lovely
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Gourmande Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
beautiful
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blablagustina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
really beautiful
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nmttak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hohh I have just stopped breathing when I saw this O_O
my friend said to me that the name "higanbana" means "the flower which blooms in mid-autumn", is it blooming now? :">
you seems to love this flower so much, always great photos of them :">
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Raevnir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I always see a ton of wild-growing red spider-lilies on my way to baito and was wondering why no one had them in their garden... So that's why.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Photographer
it's not only that .
it is not sold anywhere too !
no one sell them ,like sakura or plum ( ume )
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Raevnir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I haven't seen any flower shops close to where I live (超田舎やで) so I don't know about that part... Must be true though considering I've never seen any kind of decoration containing them either.
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LynnStrife Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wooow, so beautiful! It's almost like I can touch it! :heart: Awesome :)
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Iris94 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely! The colours are nice and the composition is marvellous. And the legend surrounding these beautiful flowers only make it all the more fascinating. Great job, jyoujo! ^^
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ninjamnky Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
That's beautiful. Made me kinda teary there for a sec too. Wonderful picture BTW. I love the colors. Now one of my new favorite flowers.
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AkilehHelika Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student
LOOOVEEEE :heart: :heart: :heart: it's beautiful :D has a tremendous autumn feeling to it. love the colors and focus choices. it's a very unique image for autumn~
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Manaiyo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
WOW!!! I never knew the name of the flower, but after watching Jigoku Shoujo, it became my favorite!!

After hearing that legend, I can't help but love it more!!
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~ I didn't know the legend '0'~
such a touching story. Is it an original japanese legend? :3
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Photographer
it is . idk if you know this but ,
in this anime " Jiguko Shoujo " i think it's hell girl in
english , when they are in her world ,
they are all over it . the Lotus Sutra .
i only see this flower a week a year ,
then , in my city it's vanished .
very fast !
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~
Yeah~ I've seem those flowers only in mangas (Jigoku Shoujo or Holic) and in your pictures >.>
I really think they're beautiful, but I've never heard about the legend >.>
In cemeteries (in So Paulo) there're some trees and few flowers which blooms regularly in the streets D:
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