Spring is almost upon us and, despite the grey days we’ve had recently, I returned to Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa.
Right now, the seasonal flower everyone is getting excited about is the daffodil. In the area where they were most numerous, there were around four photographers crawling on their hands and knees to get the best shot. Another iconic flower is plum blossom and I didn’t even meet any cultists this time. If you’re wondering, it’s not the peak of plum blossom season, but it’s getting closer and some varieties bloom earlier than others.
In all other respects, Showa Kinen Park is in preparation for spring, with plastic sheeting everywhere to protect the flowers underneath and a number of areas are roped off. The upside is that while there aren’t many flowers, there aren’t many people either.