Enoki nettle tree

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Chinese hackberry tree (enoki)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Various, see below
***** Category: Plant


enoki 榎 nettletree, Chinese hackberry tree
Chinese nettle-tree or Japanese hackberry

Celtis sinensis var. japonica.

Celtis, commonly known as hackberries,
is a genus of about 60-70 species of deciduous trees widespread in warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, in southern Europe, southern and eastern Asia, and southern and central North America, south to central Africa, and northern and central South America. The genus is present in the fossil record at least since the Miocene of Europe.

Previously included either in the elm family (Ulmaceae) or a separate family, Celtidaceae, the APG III system places Celtis in an expanded hemp family (Cannabaceae).

The generic name originated in Latin and was applied by Pliny the Elder (23-79) to the unrelated Ziziphus lotus.
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Celtis sinensis (English: Chinese Hackberry)
is a species of flowering plant in the hemp family, Cannabaceae, that is native to slopes in East Asia.
It is a tree that grows to 20 m tall, with deciduous leaves and gray bark . The fruit is a globose drupe, 5–7(–8) mm in diameter.
Flowering occurs in March–April, and fruiting in September–October.
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Celtis jessoensis
known as the Japanese Hackberry or
Jesso Hackberry (from a misreading of "Ezo": Hokkaidō)
is a species of hackberry native to Japan and Korea.
It is a deciduous tree growing to 20–25 m tall. The leaves are 5–9 cm long and 3–4 cm broad, with a sharply serrated margin, glaucous beneath and downy on the leaf veins.
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kigo for early summer

enoki no hana 榎の花 (えのきのはな)
flowers of the Chinese hackberry


kigo for late autumn

enoki no mi 榎の実 (えのきのみ) Chinese hackberry (fruit)
..... e no mi 榎の実(えのみ)
Celtis sinensis var. japonica. chinesischer Zürgelbaum

. Nuts and fruit in Autumn .


kigo for all winter

enoki karu 榎枯る(えのきかる)
Chinese hackberry withering

nettle tree withering

Worldwide use

Things found on the way

Enkiri enoki 縁切榎
Chinese hackberry tree to cut bad bonds

at the Nakasendo road, Itabashi 板橋宿

. Enkiri - to cut bad bonds .


Kobayashi Issa
Tr. David Lanoue

ariake ni odorishi toki no enoki kana

dawn is your time
for dancing...
nettle tree

ake yasuki tori no kite naku enoki kana

in summer's early dawn
a bird comes chirping...
nettle tree

yuki-doke ya ootehirogeshi tachi enoki

snow has melted--
plenty of elbow room
for the nettle tree

Related words

***** . Tree (ki, jumoku) forest .

***** . Enoki take (榎茸) enoki mushrooms, enokidake, .
Flammulina velutipes



Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

pokkuri enoki Kannon ポックリ榎観音
Kannon to grant a sudden death

Gabi Greve said...

Ōama no ōji 大海人皇子 Prince Oama - 天武天皇 Tenmu Tenno
(c. 631-686)

enoki 榎木 nettletree, Chinese hackberry tree legend
In the historical record of the Heike, 源平盛衰記 Heike Seisui-Ki, there is a story about Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147 - 1198). After loosing the battle of 石橋山 Ishibashiyama he hid in the hollow of a nettletree to avoid further harm.
When Tenmu Tenno was hiding from 大伴皇子 Prince Otomo, he also hid in the hollow of a nettletree.

Gabi Greve said...

four legends with enoki
nichibun Yokai database

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