Orchid flowers attract visitors on Kinjo Dam Street in Naha

Orchid flowers  attract visitors on Kinjo Dam Street in Naha

On September 29, orchids charm pedestrians on Kinjo Dam Street in Naha.


September 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Orchids growing on the trunks of trees called Kuroki or Unbarked Lumber are attracting pedestrians on Kinjo Dam Street in Naha. Members of the Kinjo Dam Street Group planted the seedlings of orchids around the trees. Currently, five or six orchids such as den-phal, cooktown, moth and cattleya have grown up the sides of both trees. Purple cooktown orchids are blooming just across the street from an animal clinic owned by Tetsu Nonaka, a former head of the Kinjo Dam Street Group. He said, “Some people pick the orchids, and I get so frustrated. But I enjoy planting orchids. I would like to increase the amount of flowers here.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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