“Senryo&Manryo”, the Japanese beautiful flowers2013.02.05

Those two flowers are very similar on its name and looking.

The fruit of Senryo is bear on the leaves, the fruit of Manryo is bear under the leaves.

And the name “千両 Senryo” means 1,000ryo, “万両 Manryo” means 10,000ryo.

“Ryo” was the currency of Edo period(1603-1867).

Present value of currency 1,000ryo is about 700,000 to 1,000,000 US$(So, 10,000ryo is about 7,000,000 to 10,000,000 US$).

Its red fruit looks pretty, it often used for decoration for the New Year?celebration in Japan.

Both of them believed to bring good luck(especially, luck with money).

"Senryo&Manryo", the Japanese beautiful flowers

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