Under the Canopy of Wisteria Blossom at Senzai Park, Oita

It’s an indisputable fact that the Japanese people love their seasonal blossoms, and the yearly blooms of wisteria are no exception. Hot on the heels of the annual cherry blossoms in March, the woody vines of the fuji wisteria come into bloom during the last stretch of April and into the beginning of May. An earlier visit I made to Yabakei’s cherry…

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Cherry Blossoms and Baby Blue Eyes in Nakatsu, Oita

Perhaps it’s an obvious statement, but allow me to make it anyways: Japan loves their sakura. With a sakura blossoming forecast plotted out on a map for all of Japan to see (here and here), it’s easy to anticipate their fullest bloom no matter where you are in Japan. It was the beginning of sakura…

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