Iris domestica (Leopard Flower)（Hiogi）
Leaf shape resembling a folding fan
Iris domestica (leopard flower) is a perennial plant that belongs to the family Iridaceae, and grows to 1 m in height. Its Japanese name “hiogi” originates from the characteristic of its leaf that spreads like an “ogi” (folding fan). In summer, the plant bears orange flowers with red spots. On the mountain side of National Route 42 at Eda, Kushimoto Town, a unique colony of these plants can be found.
60 minutes’ walk from JR Tako Station
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）