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Native Okinawan Village and Omoro Arboretum




omoro name mugiya
Japanese name Barley
Course name Gramineae
Dialect name ufumuji

Position in garden

Plant properties

Wild Article 2 seeds of cultivation barley (Hordeum Sponta-neum C. Koch) considered to be the origin are distributed over west Asia widely, and cultivation classes are produced in Japan, United States, Canada, Chile including Europe of chief producing center. Form is hollow, and stem stands straight, and it becomes around 1 meter in height. Leaf is shorter than wheat and is obstinate widely. Point of stem produces ear and spikelet grows each other and lines up in points. Cultivation class is row of grains of this spikelet and is divided into two-rowed barley (Hordeum distichum L) lining up to Article 6 barley (Hordeum vulgare L) lining up to six lines lengthwise and two lines, and each use is different. We call Article 6 class barley generally in Japan.

The use

[fruit] : konkashigi with raw materials, fodder, rice of miso, soy sauce and other cereals, hattai powder, brewing of beer whiskey
[culm] : Materials, powder of straw hat and basket are for medicinal use

At their best calendar

omorosaushi Vol. 9 505 mugiya

Meaning of song
Can protect; God woman
Ship batani of ship which God woman protects
We draw surf,
You introduce, and do calmly
The tide of the chops
State that rises on sandy beach of the shore
Of new barley
It is like ear of the first appearance of oro wheat
(omission of the latter part)

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