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LOOK: Messengers of early spring

2:55 pm | Sunday, February 21st, 2016
spring plum trees

PHOTO FROM THE JAPAN NEWS/ANN

Plum trees bloom at Kairakuen, regarded as one of Japan’s three finest gardens, on the first day of a plum festival in Mito on Saturday. Visitors saw about 3,000 trees that were halfway to full bloom — harbingers of an early spring. According to the park’s information center, many of the flowers will be at full bloom from late this month to early March, though the festival continues until the end of March.

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Tags: Asia , cherry blossoms , Festivals , Flowers , Japan , Lifestyle , Spring

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