Native Okinawan Village and Omoro Arboretum
|omoro name||We pat and have kuwage|
|Course name||Moraceous plant|
|Dialect name||kuwagi kuwa kongi nandeshi|
shimaguwa is from South Kyushu and to the south and is distributed over Taiwan, Southeast Asia and is male and female variant with tree in fallen leaves characteristics to become 5-6 meters in height. Egg-shaped, the surface is shiny with myrtle green, and leaf is 6-15 centimeters in length. Various from thing which young leaf is big irregularly, and was split to thing which is not split at all. Flower flowers for from February to March, and, as for the female flower, 5-10 centimeters in length, male flower are 1.5-3 centimeters in length. Fruit becomes ripe in dark red in around April and is sweet with multi-juice.
[leaf] : Feed, green manure for meal
[fruit] : Eating raw, jam, liqueur
[materials] : Decoration materials, high-quality material, firewood of Jew's-ear
[the bark] : Paper stock
[leaf, root] : Medical use such as diuresis promotion, painkilling
[tree] : Sacred tree, sericulture use
As sacred tree, we seem to expel evil god to bow at the age of "ufuyumi" of shinugu event, and sycamine uses branch of sycamine. In addition, as for the sycamine, sun god is connected with each other, and is Okinawa at time of thunderstorm; "kuwaginu lower (shicha) day building (is under the sycamine. It is called raku chinaidekudasaino will).
Meaning of song
In Mt. Kakiuchi
Plant nadesu (mulberry)
Make hand drum with sycamine
Make (hand drum) to sound, and to call
(we greet God, and let's celebrate)
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