A water lily reminiscent of Claude Monet’s art blooms vividly in Fukushima and rice planted in May has been growing very well. They await more blessed rain, soon to come.
Cherry blossoms are everyone’s passion. Weather reports in the spring include progress of the cherry blossom “front” as it sweeps across Japan.
As Fukushima is located about 200 km north of Tokyo, we enjoy cherry blossoms a little later, usually from early- to mid-April.
In Miharu Town of Fukushima, there is famous Mihara-taki-zakura or Miharu waterfall cherry tree, more than 1000 years old.
Fukushima is prosperous in the production of fruits, vegetables (including wild mountain vegetables for tempura) and grains such as rice and buckwheat (for soba noodles).