Yesterday, I saw a gorgeous sunset from rooftop of the building that my laboratory is in. The color of the sunset was changing and clouds were moving. The scenery was like unreal. It was so beautiful. The lower photo was taken one week ago or so from the same location. Mt. Fuji was beautiful at that day. I sometimes forget that Tokyo is surrounded by mountains. But when I come to this rooftop of this building, I remember I'm in the big nature and feel good.
These are fruits of Hamilton's strawberry bush. Scientific name is Euonymus hamiltonianus Wall. Japanese name is Mayumi. Mayumi is often used for girl's name in Japan. "Ma" means real, and "Yumi" means bow. Because this tree is very strong and flexible, it is used for making bows in Japan. That's why this tree is called "Mayumi", which means "real bow". This tree is native to Japan and China. Japanese eats boiled buds of this tree (I did not know and probably never had one). But seeds of this tree includes toxins which cause nausea, diarrhea, and also paralysis of muscles. So please don't eat the seeds.