October 19, 2010

Kikko-chiku ( Tortoise Shell Bamboo)

You can see many plants in Higashi Gyoen ( The Eeat Gardens of Imperial Palace).
"Kikko (亀甲)" means tortoise shell.
The name of this species of bamboo come from the form of culm.

These photos were taken on September 22 , 2010.


amatamari© said...

Ohhhhh I love bamboo and this is really spectacular!
Thank you for these wonderful shots!!!

Malyss said...

How strange and special! It's so regular that it seems not to be natural!very interesting!

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