Sleeping tree – Nemu (合歓) – Japanese silk tree

Did you know that in Japan silk tree (nemu) means “sleeping tree” as its leaves slowly close during the night and during periods of rain, the leaflets bowing downward; Nemu tree is a partial translation of nemunoki. The tree was used in summer rituals to drive away the summer sleepiness, especially around the Tanabata Star festival.

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CUTE JAPANESE TABI SOCKS: NEKO TO NEMU Cat and Japanese silk tree (猫と合歓)  http://www.mahobeauty.com/accessories-japoniski-aksesuarai/tabi-socks-japoniskos-kojines
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