Spider lily, also called Hurricane lily and Surprise lily, is a perennial bulb that blooms in September. Spider lily is called Autumn Equinox Flower in Japan, because it normally blooms around the Autumn Equinox Day. This photo of spider lily was taken at Kinchakuda, Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture. Kinchakuda is one of the most famous places in Japan for its over one million stocks of red spider lily, which makes the whole park along Koma River the beautiful red carpet. When Commodore William Perry came to Japan to open some Japanese ports aboard some of US Navy’s steam ships in1854, it is said that Captain William Roberts aboard one ship of the fleet acquired 3 bulbs of the red spider lily and brought back to his home, spreading all over the US.