July 29, 2010

Tight Squeeze


I think this is a type of bamboo or 'sasa (笹)' growing between a house and stone wall.

There really isn't much space but this plant doesn't seem to mind the close quarters. This must be a Japanese plant...we all know how to live in small apartments or houses.

9 comments:

Tall Gary said...

Thanks Kaori. Intentional or not, you nailed this one also.

I practically worship bamboo. I was told that sasa is the only indigenous bamboo to Japan. All other varieties were imported, mostly from China, and mostly by Buddhist monks. Sasa is noted for being about knee high. A kind of bonsai bamboo. Island ecosystems are noted for flora and fauna that are, hmm, what should we say?, smaller than mainland equivalents. Here in SoCal we have the Channel Islands—long ago hosts to the oxymoronic “pygmy mammoths.”

Think I’ll download your photos and add them to my bamboo folder. Whoopie! More bamboo.

B SQUARED said...

Seems as though it would do some damage to one or both.

arabesque said...

they;re pretty to look at, even with all the greens. ^0^

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

I'm always happy when see plants growing in such unusual place.
This put me in a positive mood! thanks ^_^

cieldequimper said...

It's amazing how plants adapt. I always smile when I see some grass or maybe a dandelion coming out of concrete! This one is big!

this too will pass said...

nature will always dominate eventually

ρομπερτ said...

What a beautiful ode to life.

daily athens

Lois said...

I love seeing plants growing in unexpected places!

Kaori said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for the lovely comments :D

Tall Gary, I had no idea you like bamboo so much! I'll have to try to take more photos! :D

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