LOOK: Messengers of early spring

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


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.


Spring in Japan: Beautiful blossoms and hay fever misery 

No goodbye—just a hello to spring 

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

Related Stories:

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate: c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94