Springtime Flowers!

This past week spring has hit full force here in Takinoue! Here’s a sampling of some of the flowers I’ve come across while walking around town in this lovely warm weather.

First, I took a trip to the shrine to check out, of course, the cherry blossoms!

These pictures were taken mostly at the Takinoue shrine, which is beautiful even without the sakura blooming!

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photo by Matthew Jones

Of course, the daffodils and tulips are gorgeous right now!

This white flowering tree is called kobushi, and it’s the first time in 10 years it has bloomed!¬†They only bloom when we have a mild winter, so it’s very lucky to be able to see them this year!

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These are called ezoengosaku. They bloom very low to the ground, and I really love them.

There’s still a lot blooming, and this is only the start of spring! The shibazakura have started, too- I can’t wait for them to come in fully!

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