I saw some red spider lilies in the woods during late September.
This season is called, “Higan”, in Japan.
People visit their ancestor’s grave and hold memorial services for their ancestor.
It is an important opportunity to appreciate our ancestor.
Red spider lilies bloom in this season, so it is called, “Higan-bana”.
I feel this flower is beautiful, but its beauty is different from other beautiful flowers, such as cherry blossoms, the iris, or cosmos.
I sometimes think that red spider lily is of the afterlife.
Of course, that cannot be true.
The red spider lily is red like blood, and it blooms in the season when we hold memorial services for our ancestors, so it makes me feel very creepy.