Lost In A Forest Of Blooming Plum Trees

This is just the entry forest

Yesterday I got to stumble around doing a 360˚ gawk in a forest of plum trees wearing all their favorite clothes at once.

Everywhere you look, tunnels and tunnels of plum goodness

Kairakuen Garden in Mito was planted by a genius of a daimyo who totally got that too much of a good thing is never enough. 2,490 fluffy-branched trees later, I think I can safely say that this is the plum blossom extravaganza to end all plum blossom extravaganzas….

And as the sun goes down…
…the lights go up!

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for
Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

10 thoughts on “Lost In A Forest Of Blooming Plum Trees

      1. They might be beautiful on the other side of the mountains, but over here in Oregon Outback, High Desert, not much shows up but lots of sagebrush. I love it, really. But I do miss lots of greenery and blooming things. So, thanks for sharing! 😉 I can practically smell spring in your pics!

  1. This was what I was looking forward to seeing six years ago, I was scheduled to visit Japan in late March of 2011. Fukushima disaster hit the week before I was to leave.

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