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Hello to all fellow Fujoshi =3
Well, I’m just another yaoi fangirl out there, a Fujoshi as we call ourselves. I love to meet new people and make new friends!I have a lot of other interests as well! You can find me on my other tumblr =3 Thought I’d make one specially dedicated to BL this time!
I’ll be posting images, videos and other yaoi/BL related stuff on this blog. Anyone who has problems with what I post (i.e> If they don’t want their images up on my blog) can let me know! I’ll take them off ASAP.
Oh, and Higanbana, as most Japan-fans like me would know, is a kind of flower. It’s also known as the Spider Lily/Manjushage…I was always fascinated by it..It’s so very beautiful and ethereal.
This is a flower associated with death and is considered pretty inauspicious in Japan. That’s a pity, I think, they’re so very pretty after all! As a tribute to their beauty and their ability to inspire me, I named this tumblr as Higanbana…..
(Ok, I realize I’m droning on about lilies and not myself, but honestly, there’s nothing much I can say about myself ^^”)
Since these scarlet flowers usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in Diyu (also known as Hell), or Huángquán (Simplified Chinese: 黄泉; Traditional Chinese: 黃泉), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
When the flowers of lycoris bloom, their leaves would have fallen; when their leaves grow, the flowers would have wilted. This habit gave rise to various legends. A famous one is the legend of two elves: Mañju (Simplified Chinese: 曼珠; Traditional Chinese: 曼珠), who guarded the flower, and Saka (Simplified Chinese: 沙华; Traditional Chinese: 沙華), who guarded the leaves. Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other. At first sight, they fell in love with each other. Amaterasu, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of Mañju shall never meet the leaves of Saka again. It was said that when the couple met after death in Diyu, they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. In commemoration of the couple, some call the herbs ‘Mañjusaka’ (Simplified Chinese:曼珠沙华; Traditional Chinese: 曼珠沙華), a mixture of ‘Mañju’ and ‘Saka’, instead of their scientific name. The same name is used in Japanese, in which it is pronounced manjushage.
Some other legends have it that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends, Japanese people often used these flowers in funerals. The popular Japanese name Higanbana (彼岸花 Higan bana ) for lycoris radiata literally means higan (the other or that shore of Sanzu River) flower, decorate and enjoyable, flower of afterlife in gokuraku jyōdo (極楽浄土 gokuraku jyōdo ).
More about the Spider Lily (which is featured in many anime) can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoris_radiata