Seasonal flowers coloring Oshino

Pachysandra terminalis (Pachysandra terminalis)

Over from March to May, we make white flower bloom into an ear form. We grow in colonies in ridge and forest of rice field and grow. Because Pachysandra terminalis tolerates still under the deep snow and spends winter, call and is informed when the place name of Shibokusa was derived and is got close to shinobugusa as flower of village. Because evergreen leaves grow thick as for the Japanese name, meaning in celebration of breeding is put.

Magnolia Kobus (Magnolia Kobus)

Over from March to April, we make big white flower approximately 6-10cm bloom. Flower which conveys coming of spring at the very beginning. By angle that flower blooms, we may tell precipitation of the year. Because form of bud looked like fist according to the name, there was this name. However, flower language is the friendship. When it is autumn, length posts a lot of red small fruits 5-10cm.

Fujizakura (fujizakura)

It is another name for Prunus incisa growing wild, but is got close to mountainous district for cherry tree seen well around Mount Fuji as fujizakura in hometown. Egg-shaped, leaf has a cut for relationship. Pink small flowers become in full bloom in Oshino earlier than leaf in about the beginning of May from the end of April. And we soak dark purple fruit when flower is over. fujizakura in full glory in the precincts of Toenji temple is wonderful.

Cirsium purpuratum (Cirsium purpuratum)

Over from September to October, approximately 10cm makes a certain reddish violet flower bloom, too. It was the biggest in thistle, and thing which grew a lot wild gained these names in Mount Fuji as new kind. We can do common thing in riverbank and dangerous footing of around 1,000m above sea level. Thin hair considerably greatly grows on leaf, and there is firm splinter in edge of leaf. It is like burdock at bottom and is eaten.

Ranunculus aquatilis (Ranunculus aquatilis)

Over from July to August, we make white small flower bloom on the surface of the water. Because we totally made flower such as flower of plum bloom, there was this name. It is flower that nicety is very pretty which we can grow only in clean running water. You are seen in brook and Oshino Hakkai flowing through Oshino well, and long stem growing up to nearly 2 meters wavers underwater and can show unique scene.

Rosa hirtula (Rosa hirtula)

We let pink flower approximately 5-6cm almost bloom in sequence with the beginning of the rain season in about June, but flower which bloomed in only approximately one day is scattered very pretty flower. The place of origin was Mount Fuji and around Hakone, and there was this name because place with form and splinter of leaf looked just like Japanese pepper. As it is igai and strong flower, even potted plants are brought up enough.

Soba (soba)

Familiar soba makes beautiful white flower bloom in eating people. Soba field which spreads out in Oshino backed by Mount Fuji is in full bloom from summer to autumn. "Former, pass in 75 days; time to crop is short to be said to be returning" (crop is early so that kind is removed in 75 days) after sow kind. For Oshino which was land of volcanic ashes which were not fertile, it was ingredient which was precious from old days.

Trees of natural monument

Crowd of yew

[prefecture designation natural monument]
The atmosphere ground is slightly different from other Shinto shrines when we enter the precincts of Shibokusa Sengen shrine. It is because huge tree of yew including hollow opening thing does crowd in the lower part of big tree and trunk with more than 20m of height to surround around main shrine and Deva gate. Name gachitatoiu this in this tree growing wild in Mount Fuji, and aggravating scepter of official of the office and rank first place having been made from yew in old days. It is attention in producing bright red sweet-sour fruit when it is autumn, but there being poison in kind.

Large zelkova

[village designation natural monument]
Coming is seen in big zelkova person in the Shibokusa Sengen shrine precincts. It is discernibly big, but height reaches 37m how many times. Grass is big with approximately 10m, too, and spread increases by approximately 20m to East-West 23m, north and south. Colored leaves which shine with orange when it is autumn are very beautiful. We may say one of broadleaf tree on behalf of Japan. We are used for construction of Shinto shrine and temple that there is little confusion and gets damp as materials because it is strong.

Tree of large tochi

[village designation natural monument]
There is huge tree of horse chestnut in the Uchino Sengen shrine precincts. Height is 35.5m, and grass reaches 9m, too. We greatly lengthen branch and are 23.5m and portliness in 26m, the north and south in east and west. Bunch which we stood straight towards the sky in about May be accompanied by small white flower a lot and we pull akuo out of starch-rich thing with ripe fruit in autumn and grind, and delicious tochi rice cake is completed when we mix in rice cake.

Large yew of Uchino

[village designation natural monument]
Yew of Uchino is different from crowd of Shibokusa Sengen shrine and greatly stretches out branch alone to be in graveyard, and to protect grave. The height of the tree is approximately 15m, grass 6.6m, and branch stands to 20m, the north and south with 19m in a good balance towards east and west. It is excellent, and there is personality without growing power of a tree showing decline. Japanese yew says another name and seems to be called ONKO by Ainu name in Hokkaido.