Blooms in Mogami River basin from the Edo era

From its origin in Egypt and around the Mediterranean, this flower has come down the silk road all the way to Yamagata. This is a flower that deeply ties Yamagata to Kyoto and Osaka through its historical connections, being transported between the places by ship down the rivers..

Spot name Safflowers of Murayama, Okitama area

The safflower of is similar to this-tle and is part of the Chrysanthe-mum family. It comes during the rainy season of July, blossoming a striking yellow flower. Cultivat-ed mainly in the Murayama and Okitama areas, this flower of Yamagata is well acquainted by the people of the area.

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