Morning Glory (asagao - アサガオ)

Morning glories are called 'asagao' in Japanese which means 'morning face'. It's a typical summer flower in Japan.

In the Edo (1603 - 1868) Period, people got interested in breeding morning glories. They improved the flower color and size and the propagation methods to grow them in pots.

Morning glories are often used as a motif for clothes, paintings and other decorative items.


Morning glory sold in an asago festival [source]
Asago seller in old Japan [source]




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