This post is all about the wonderful flowers I met during my 3 weeks in Japan, they were there in rain and sunshine.
I went to Japan in April because of the cherry blossoms (Sakura) but I met so many other beauties during my visit – don’t know all their names … some I’m familiar with, but far from all.
After the cherry blossoms has dropped the azalea starts blooming, especially in Hiroshima … they were in millions all over the city and nearly so popular with the Japanese people as the cherry blossoms. From white to the most stunning shades of pink to deep read – do they boarder all streets and fill all parks in the city.
Like Japan has their cherry blossom festivals all over the country … they also have Azalea festivals.
There is also Wisteria Flower Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Garden – home of an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. An incredible view, but they are not blooming until the end of April and early May. I could enjoy some in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
If I ever go back to Japan, that will be my main target – plus visiting Nagasaki, The Kiso Valley, Himeji and Ogimachi.
One thing is for sure the Japanese people adore their flowers, but who doesn’t???!!!
And of course there was the richness of the Orchids – in shops, hotels and restaurants.
Have arranged my gallery in random – I hope you will enjoy all this beauty as much as I do.
“The flowers like me back.”
John H. Carroll