We saw during our journey large numbers of kiri (paulownia) used for making geta and bride's chests.
They stopped first at the bench by the paulownia, which was in full bloom.
There are many fine old trees throughout the country, and which testify to the general hardihood of the paulownia.
Are they sitting at the window, looking out at the judas tree and the paulownia?
The last two classes of the Rising Sun wear a decoration formed of the paulownia flower and leaves.
We have done our last planting—a Catalpa in one place, a paulownia in another—and some more fruit-trees in the orchard.
An oak leaf, the broad reminder of the kiri (paulownia imperialis), such might come from last year's fall.
The beautiful tree, called Kiri, has been named paulownia Imperialis, by botanists.
I made a chain for her neck out of the lovely blue paulownia flowers and covered her with great heart-shaped leaves.