Events:

1-30 April Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
The performances are being done at Kyoto Art Theater “Shunjuza”(http://k-pac.org/) this year.

25-28 May Azuma Odori, Tokyo
http://www.azuma-odori.jp/ (sorry, Japanese version only)
Geisha dance performances
Tickets will be available after April 14



seasonal flowers:


cherry blossom forecast :
http://sakura.weathermap.jp/ (Japanese version only)  


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Japanese daffodils


Echizen Suisen Land(越前水仙ランド)
in Fukui Prefecture on January 5 in 2005
 Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis(a kind of Tazetta daffodils) is called Nihon Suisen(日本水仙, Japanese daffodil) in Japan. The daffodil came from the Mediterranean region to Japan through China before the Muromachi Period(1333-1573) and was naturalized in Japan.
We associate daffodil with this species.



Suisen no Sato Kyonan(水仙の里きょなん)
in Chiba Prefecture on January 10 in 2005
Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, the Echizen Seashore in Fukui Prefecture and Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture are famous as daffodil colonies.

photo by 日本列島お国自慢





Awaji Tachikawa Narcissus Farmland
Awaji Tachikawa Narcissus Farmland(立川水仙郷) in Awaji Island is famous for a daffodil colony. After Narcissus 'Gallil' started to bloom in mid-December late blooming, Japanese daffodils and wild daffodils bloom.



Awaji Tachikawa Narcissus Farmland
 
Awaji Tachikawa Narcissus Farmland
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Japanese daffodils are now at their peak at Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo(灘黒岩水仙郷) in Nadakuroiwa, Awaji Island. Early blooming daffodils start to bloom in late December, and late blooming ones and wild daffodils bloom until late February.


Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo
 









Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo
 


















photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙


Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo




 
 
 
 
 
 


Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo
  
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集













The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake caused a great deal of damage to the north of Awaji Island. Nojima Fault that caused the earthquake is preserved in the island and you can visit "Nojima Fault Preservation Museum."

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