Colorful the Azalea festival is held annually in the city of Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. Thousands of tourists and residents of Japan are eager to get into this famous city of azaleas, known since the Edo period. 10,000 azaleas 50 kinds of important decoration of the festival. It takes place in the period from 15 April to 15 may.
A little about azaleas
Azalea, or rhododendron, of the Heath, is considered to be one of the most ornamental shrubs decorating the house with bright blooms in the darkest time of the year and enjoying the abundance of flowers, which literally can not see the leaves.
Flowering species and varieties of azaleas native to China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. The most valuable are varieties grown from the species of Indian rhododendron and rhododendron Simms, large flowers blooming in the winter until early spring. The Japanese azaleas flowers small, it blooms in April, and sometimes at Christmas. In Eastern countries Azalea is a symbol of joy, peace and freedom.
Azalea is a very capricious plant and at the slightest deviation in the care ceases to bloom and may even die. She doesn’t like too hot sun. The cool, moist Continue reading
Cherry Blossom Viewing .
From mid-March to early may, the cherry blossoms wave sweeps in Japan . towards the North, symbolizing the coming of spring with an explosion of exquisite rose petals. Bloom plunges the country into a frenzy, with TV channels informing about the distribution of flowering in Japan, and the people arranging picnics and even party under the shadow of Sakura. You can feel as if the whole country said, “Hooray, it’s finally spring!”.
In Tokyo, Ueno Park is a popular place for a picnic or a party, watching the cherry Blossoms (usually early April). If you want to enjoy the beautiful view — Maruyama Park . located behind the temple Yasaka . suitable for this is the best.
Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo .
In Tokyo, many festivals, but none of them compares to Sanja-Matsuri . Each may, the streets of Asakusa are filled with life, in anticipation of the beginning of one of the largest and most fun parades of mikoshi ( portable temples). Hundreds of thousands of observers are going to look at the majestic temple, which is on their shoulders are carrying 160 people.
In addition to the mikoshi . the festival offers a variety of food and parades, all accompanied by traditional music.