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Cosmos is one of the typical and the most loved autumn flowers in Japan. They might be thought to have been blooming since the ancient times because they are too often seen here and there, but in fact they are native to the meadow areas of Mexico. They were imported into Japan via Spain around 1887.
Cosmos are seen throughout the country, along the roadside or riverside, in the fields, in the gardens, either wild or cultivated. Not only flowers but also feathery foliage is lovely.
This place is Yagyu Village on the outskirts of Nara City. Yagyu Iris Garden is about 10 minutes' drive from here. Yagyu has been a heart of Japanese swordsmanship, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu school.
Cosmoses are glowing in the warm sunlihgt.
Though it was Sports Day today, a national holiday, people were sparse except some people who stopped their cars or bikes. My husband and I could almost monopolize these scenery.
Cosmoses are swaying in autumn breeze overlooking the village.
Cosmoses are blooming along the brooks, on the paths between the fields or the paddies, which makes pastel pink borders.