Efim Fedorovic Glyziniensburg (young_marx) wrote in japaneselit,
Efim Fedorovic Glyziniensburg
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紫式部 : Murasakishikibu (tree)

In my garden there is a tree named "紫式部 : Murasakishikibu". Since the colour of this tree's fruits are 紫 (murasaki: purple) this was named after that famous classic writer, I guess. In every autumn this tree bear beautiful fruits, but birds have never eaten them.



P.S. I found an entry about this tree in Wikipedia today (24. Oct.).
In English it is "Beautyberry".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautyberry.
According to this site, "Japanese Beautyberry Callicarpa japonica, native to Japan, is also cultivated in gardens. It is called Murasakishikibu in Japanese, in honor of Murasaki Shikibu."
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