日毎の一覧: 2012-04-12

戸倉上山田温泉のカタクリ際@佐良志奈神社 Katakuri Flower Festival at Togura Kamiyamada Onsen’s Sarashina Shrine


Katakuri-sou, aka “dogtooth violet”

戸倉上山田温泉のカタクリ祭が今週の土曜日、4月14日、10:00〜15:00。場所は佐良志奈神社です。

亀青旅館の新しい貸切露天風呂の庭にも咲いています。

Japan seems to have a fascination with delicate flowers. Cherry blossoms are of course the most obvious, but, for example, this has to be the only country on earth to organize festivals dedicated to skunk cabbage (see Kinasa, Togakushi, et al). I admire this appreciation for Mother Nature.

Here in our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada, I’ve mentioned in the past how a grove of tiny setsubun-sou flowers has a group of volunteers dedicated to its preservation and that a festival is held in their honor.

On our side of the Chikuma River is a groupi...

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