Chinese lizard's tail growing in clusters(Hangesho no gunsei)


Leaves with white half make-up

Chinese lizard’s tail is a perennial plant belonging to the family Saururaceae Saururus. Some people say that its name is derived from its leaf color changing to white around the last seed-sowing day (半夏生: hangesho), which is the 11th day after the summer solstice, and some say the plant is called so because the plant’s leaves look as if they are wearing half make-up (半化粧: hangesho).


Tawara, Kushimoto-cho
Season / Time zone
Summer / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Twenty min. on foot from JR Kii-Tahara Sta.


Recommended spot

JR Koza Station > JR Kii-Uragami Station (Shimizu-toge Pass Trail)