5.14.2009

Yellow lilies 黄ゆり



Two diffrent type of lilies. In the east, lilies especially flower bulbs have been used as food and for medicine from the ancient times. It has started to cultivate lily's bulbs for food in the 17 century in Japan. It seems to be latter to use as ornaments in Japan. The taste is sweet but slightly bitter and melt in the mouth like boiled potatos after cooked. It takes to grow one bulb for 3 years! Now I understand how valuable it is. I am looking for it but I can not find it here.

スリランカで買ったお花です。黄色い百合コレクションです。
百合根が食べたくなって、色々調べていたら、百合根は育てるのに3年かかるのだとか。高価なわけですね。

2 comments:

Sly pan said...

How beautiful it is ! Though you may think you choozed the flower, it may be true that the flower choozed you as you look like the flower.

CAFE JAPAN said...

They might call me! ; p