The Many Faces of the Lotus Flower

The Many Faces of the Lotus Flower

The lotus flower is not only one of the most famous flowers in the world, it is also one of the most beautiful.

This flower produces nourishment, medicine and natural chemicals, it was a part of the everyday lives of indigenous people and is a subject of intrigue for scientists today.

It was a symbol for many religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, representing reincarnation and being a part of lessons in ideal conduct. The fruit and flowers of this plant can be found in many pieces of artwork through the ages.

Many lotus viewing festivals take place in Japan at this time of year, and lakes, tubs and paddyfields are full of the blooms of this plant. There will be many opportunities for tourists not only to view the flower but taste it as well.

Finally, lotus is a vital part of the Japanese diet in its seed and blossom form. As the middle of this month nears, most of these flowers will be harvest and the beauty of the lotus flower will be brought into Japanese homes.

[Via: The Guardian]

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