Perhaps I should have been a florist or a conservationist. In the past week I have seen dozens of these gorgeous wild flowers all around town. They seem to have sprouted along the edges of the many rice paddies. You can't miss them since they are so bright. I wonder what they are? A kind of lily?
OkeyDokey I'm back with the info. They are a kind of amaryllis. They appear at the time of the equinox and are called Higanbana. You can read all about them here. It's quite interesting and there's a nice picture. Although don't you think my photograph has turned out quite good? At least the focus is better than usual. I took this picture in the paddock that borders our place.