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Lost Love

By Philip_H
Wisteria - a plant that has a large cultural significance in China and Japan and it appears in many stories and religious teachings. It is often used as a symbol for lost love or unrequited love. The Fuji Musume ("Wisteria Maiden") was a popular subject of folk paintings. It is believed to have been inspired by a dance. Fuji Musume paintings were given at weddings as a good luck token. It was even adapted into a kabuki drama. The title character becomes smitten with a young man and steps out of the painting to try to win his heart. Her attempts are futile, and she steps back into the world of the painting with a heavy heart.

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Tags: Flowers and plants Wisteria Natural abstract

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love this photo, Grin

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Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 10:38AM
You have caught the tones perfectlySmile
26 Aug 2013 10:54AM
beautiful photo
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 11:07AM
A excellent capture Philip, great colourSmile

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 11:16AM
Fascinating info, as always in your pf as well as a very lovely floral image.

PattiW 12 24 2 United States
26 Aug 2013 11:47AM
Lovely full frame image of this beautiful flower. I think I can actually smell the fragrance! Patti
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 Aug 2013 11:52AM
Great write up, super shot, Philip.
jdinne 14 16 England
26 Aug 2013 12:30PM
Frame filling beauty Philip and interesting intro.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 2:42PM
An informative and interesting foreword supported by a delight floral composition Phillip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Aug 2013 3:16PM
A beautiful full frame image, Philip, such a gorgeous colour. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Aug 2013 3:20PM
Fills the frame nicely, Philip, and very interesting info to accompany.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2013 8:44PM
Your text is as good as your image, enjoyed both!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 9:07PM
I'm very interested in the Language Of Flowers, Philip, and so was fascinated by your narrative about the wisteria. Love the way you have filled the frame with the attractive blooms. (Mine is very unhappy, not sure whyTongue).
26 Aug 2013 9:22PM
Gorgeous Philip..Lin
26 Aug 2013 10:14PM
Lovely flower nicely presented.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 4:25AM
Delightful images with such pleasing colour tones! Grin
ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
27 Aug 2013 4:35PM
I love Wisteria, a beautiful frame filler, well captured

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