July 24, 2012

The bamboo grove of Hokoku-ji

The sunshine filtering through the leaves of bamboo are flickering softly in the lazy wind of summer.


ylyan said...

!Que color mas raro!!! Azulado...O ni verde,ni azul...es algo nuevo para nosotros y ¿será el bambú que comemos en el restaurante chino? En todo el caso es algo inedito para nosotros...

Kunihiko said...

Thank you for your comment, which is a great encouragement to me.

These young bamboo trees, which are of the kind called a moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens), are in the period of the fastest growth and assume vivid green in summer.

The Bamboo shoot ("Takenoko" or the child of bamboo) of this bamboo, which appears on the surface of the earth in April, is a precious spring foodstuff and cooked in various ways in traditional Japanese cuisine.