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enma Ai sutra by jyoujo enma Ai sutra by jyoujo
Since these spider Lilies 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 地 獄(also known as Hell), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 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. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .




 
  - 地 獄 少 女  " Enma Ai"




Hell Girl OST here :pointr: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKGM3j… :pointl:



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i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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:iconaskenmaai1:
AskEnmaAi1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
My beloved flowers...
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Narutolover00 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Oooh, I love spider lillies! :D Btw, interesting explanation; I like it ^^ :+fav:
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ilusionista13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
interesting photo and legend
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sing-of-solace Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this piece, explanation and all. Well done. And might I say that your photography is always marvelous? It is.
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:iconxiaodoma:
xiaodoma Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I’m wondering if you are changing your style now. Your resent works don’t show much vivid color. Or maybe just it’s winter now. :)
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Photographer
true , i am managing the contrast and colors burst
for a change . but winter is right there anyways ; )
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:iconmysticaldreamer:
MysticalDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As always these are my favorites ^_^
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Souruuriin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
they're soo beautiful :iconasdfghplz:
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:icononyxkreed:
onyxkreed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
what an interesting name for a flower. it's beautiful yoshi.
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Photographer
oooh i want to see this flower here in reality :heart:
*___*
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Photographer
they don't sell the seed of this flower but ,
i dig a hole in the ground and got some for my
little yard .
when i asked the lady in the flower shop if she have it ,
she was so mad that i was looking for them to grow .
like really upset .
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rowanorth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful~ :) Amazing photo!
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:iconaoimery:
aoimery Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I like this bright side of your style :aww:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Photographer
: )
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:iconmonoga:
monoga Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
One of my favorite plants. I haven't actually seen them yet, though
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:iconemerysmallor:
EmerysMallor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
they grow wild in my town in Alabama, so beautiful, thank you
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AkilehHelika Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student
this is the first time that I think you've captured these flowers in such a light way. the story seems so sad and the flowers deceptively innocent in this picture. beautiful shot~
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I read Hell Girl's manga only >.>
is the anime good? :)
Beautiful picture >w<~
the one in the center looks so perfect *-*
I mean, it's standing so perfectly at that place :love:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Photographer
i've never read the manga but,
anime so far it's not bad .
but i am pretty sure the manga might be better.
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm~ I heard manga and anime of Jigoku Shoujo are really different from each other
the manga is like lots of stories of people calling Enma Ai, as if it was a collection of one-shots related to Enma Ai together :3
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Sound so much more interesting
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should read it :)
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:iconsquarson:
Squarson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
彼岸花大好き。
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:iconankh666:
Ankh666 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
これは地獄少女の花ですか?覚えません。。。もう一度みなければならないと思います。。。
いつもの通り、きれいな写真!!

(I hope you won't mind my poor Japanese, I'm just trying to practise...and commenting your photos in your language is pure pleasure ^^)
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Photographer
they are actually the same as from the hell girl .
the most beautiful of all : )
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:iconellice:
Ellice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
i remember seeing these flowers in jigoku shoujo. they look so beautiful in real life
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:iconaki382:
aki382 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
oh! wow! it's really beautifu! so colorful I really do love it! ♥~~~~~~~~~~
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:iconbg75:
BG75 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought they were rather crimson red ?
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Photographer
depends on your timing .
mostly yes ,but when they are
half-life ,like in the beginning of the
second week ,they get this color .
and then they get almost purple and dry .
there are also a yellow version of them .
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Ultimaknight333 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Wow beautiful and I love the explanation, very moving :)
Amazing job :D
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