Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rainbow roses for Valentine's Day

A while back I wrote a post about how popular rainbow roses are in Japan, and the post itself was pretty popular, so I thought I'd write a follow-up.

The shopping pages of Yahoo! Japan are positively stock full of various rainbow rose offerings for Valentine's Day. (You may say it's too late to order online now, but when it comes to roses, the aphorism "better late than never" definitely holds true.) Some of them look really nice, and they all seem to be from the Netherlands.

A search for "rainbow roses" at Yahoo! U.S.A., however (or on Google, for that matter), turns up something different — bouquets of variously colored roses, but each roses is a single solid color, unlike Dutch rainbow roses, in which each individual roses exhibits the full rainbow spectrum.

A colorful bouquet. The gent who could score some of these for his missus would be a hero for sure.

A close-up of a rainbow rose. Both pics are from the Yahoo! Japan shopping site.

—Mellow Monk

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