[Ota Ward Studies] Commentary on May 1, 2020 issue

What is Ota Ward Studies?


Through YouTube and quizzes, you can have fun learning about the depth that exists in a wide range of fields such as Ota City's history, culture, famous places, traditions, and food, which are familiar but unknown to you.
The quiz will be published every month in the 11st issue of Ota Ward News. (January issue only 21/XNUMX combined issue)




 [May 1, 2020 issue issue]

What is the name of the flowering tree that can be seen in Soho Park adjacent to the Sanno Sodo Memorial Museum, which is said to be extremely rare and rare in Japan?


Answer: “Catalpa”

The catalpa tree in Soho Park, which blooms with fragrant, bell-shaped flowers, is associated with Soho Tokutomi's teacher and founder of Doshisha University, Jo Niijima, and is a historic tree that symbolizes the deep love between the two. . The flowering period is very short, and the best time to see them is only about 10 days from May to June.