Certain trees are adorned with shimenawa (Shinto purification ropes).
As dazzling as the plum blossoms look against the blue spring sky, they take on a new yet equally enthralling quality as the sun goes down.
So this year, for the first time in Suzuka Forest Garden’s history, the facility is staying open after sundown so that visitors can stroll among its plum trees at night, with their flower-laden branches illuminated and forming bursts of color in the darkness.
「3/10 三重・鈴鹿の森庭園」 夜間ライトアップ— クロウ (@scarecrow2423) March 13, 2017
Some of the larger trees almost look like fireworks.
As the sakura viewing season begins (and the ume blossoms become overlooked) you might want to hurry on over to Suzuka Forest Garden before these plum petals are gone with the wind.
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