Monday, July 15, 2013
Kodaihasu 古代蓮 @ Gyoda
Kodaihasu (古代蓮) literally means “ancient lotus” refers to preserved lotus seeds, perhaps 2500-3000 years old, found in 1971 in the a construction ground at Kemigawa (検見川), Chiba prefecture (千葉県).
The seeds were germinated and planted in a garden in Gyoda (行田市), Saitama prefecture (埼玉県). Today, over 120,000 lotus plants of 42 different variety grow in the kodaihasu-no-sato ( 古代蓮池 “ancient lotus pond” ).