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怖いイメージの彼岸花

Scary Image of Cluster Amaryllis

When autumn comes, “a cluster amaryllis” blooms.It’s a bright red flower called “the cluster amaryllis”, it is used as a motif for fear comics and video picture all the time.
It’s said that someone who has passed away comes home on the equinoctial week. Because the flower is blooming on the equinoctial week, an image of a dead person and a ghost are mixed up  and make themselves, so it makes you feel even more doubtful. There is a poisonous-looking image because it has a poison called alkaloid.
A fearful story always comes together with a cluster amaryllis in Japan. “The cluster amaryllis” actually means “a flower blooming in the heavens” in  Sanskrit, so it is not a fearful flower.

秋になると「彼岸花」が咲きます。
「曼珠沙華」とも言われる真っ赤な花で、
何かと恐怖漫画や映像のモチーフとして使われます。
お彼岸というのは亡くなった人が帰ってくると
言われています。
お彼岸に咲く花なので死人や幽霊とイメージが
重なってしまい、よけい怪しい感じがするのかもしれません。
アルカロイドという毒を持つため、
毒々しいイメージもあります。
日本では怖い話には彼岸花がつきものです。
本当は「曼珠沙華」はサンスクリット語で、
天界に咲く花という意味なので、怖い花ではないのですが。

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