September 29, 2012
September 28, 2012
Ginkgo in Fulaishan: over 3,000 years old
This ancient Ginkgo tree of the Dinglin Temple in Fulaishan, Juxian, Shandong, China, is said to be older than 3,000 years (3,500 years?).
It probably is the oldest female Ginkgo tree in the world, height c. 26 m, girth c.15,7 m .
Photo by William Kenworthy on Flickr.com.
More photos on this website.
September 23, 2012
Japanese kimono: obi with Ginkgo leaf
Japanese kimono: Hanhaba obi.... Ginkgo!
Wikipedia: Hanhaba obi (半幅帯 or 半巾帯 , "half width obi" ) is an unlined and informal obi that is used with a yukata or an everyday kimono. Hanhaba obis are very popular these days.
photo: Immortal Geisha forums.
Everything about Ginkgo on my website The Ginkgo Pages.
September 16, 2012
Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages
September 12, 2012
Altuzarra fashion spring 2013 and Ginkgo
September 03, 2012
Queen mother's Ginkgo coronet by Boucheron
Boucheron created this diamond Ginkgo coronet in 1901 for Mrs. Greville who was a close friend of both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
In 1921 stones from this coronet were used in a tiara now known as the Boucheron Honeycomb Tiara, also known as the Greville Tiara. The Queen Mother left the tiara to the Queen who now loans it to the Duchess of Cornwall who wears it on state occasions.
Read more here, here and here.