Tsugizakura Oji Kumano Kodo
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Kumano Kodo (Days 3 & 4).

December 27, 2017 Simon 0

Day 3: We had an awesome home cooked breakfast, packed our gear, grabbed our lunchbox and said goodbye to Kenji and Shizuka and our accommodation at ‘Irorian Minshuku’. Today’s weather was crisp and with the […]

Cinnamomum camphora. 1000 year old Camphor tree next to Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Kumamoto
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Cinnamomum camphora

December 12, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Cinnamomum.   species: camphora. Family: LAURACEAE. Common Name: Camphor tree, Camphor laurel and Camphorwood. Etymology: Cinnamomum: from the Greek word kinnamomon meaning spice.    Origin: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Introduced to Australia in 1822 where it has […]