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What's new in Japan?
Thursday, 5 March 2015

Mood:  bright
Earlier Cherry Blossoms?!


Kawazu-Zakura (Sakura, Cherry blossom)

 

Cherry (Sakura) blossoms are very popular flower/trees in Japan.

In Japan, Sakura Although officially isn't a national flower, and is treated as if it were one of the national flower

 

Everyone in Japan likes cherry blossoms blooming in early Spring.

It covers mountains and fields with pastel pink color.

 

One of the cherry tress, Kawazu Zakura, blooms in very early Spring (actually in the middle of winter).

It was found 60 years ago by coincidence by one Japanese The blooming period is much longer  (one month) than other cherry trees.

It has spread to many place in Japan.

Kawazu Machi is original place of kawazu-Zakura and has over 800 fascinating Cherry trees both sides of the river.

Kawazu-Zakura festival welcomes visitors during Feb 10th through March 10th in Kawazu machi.

Kawazu Machi is located on the Izu Peninsula Shizuoka prefecture.

It takes around 2 and a half hour from Tokyo station.

 

You can find the cherry blossoms in this season in Japan, it is Kawadu-Zakura.

It is still cold in Japan but the cherry blossoms welcome you with beautiful flowers.





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Posted by kanaday at 9:06 PM JST
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