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Looking forward to 2021 – Hasuda Sunflower Field Project
July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 - August 1, 2021 @ 15:00Free
There will be no Hasuda Sunflower festival in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The Hasuda Sunflower Field Project posted a very lovely message to say that while they truly regret and are sad there can be no sunflower festival in 2020, they are putting their energy into looking forward and “meeting us in 2021”.
Hasuda Sunflower Project
Hasuda Sunflower project is a community effort to increase the size and the appeal of Hasuda’s sunflower fields. In 2019 they planted four different types of sunflower. A whole 150,000 of them over 15,000 square meters. Making it one of the biggest sunflower fields in Saitama. But for 2021 they are going even bigger and adding a fifth type of sunflower to the collection.
The new type is “binsento” pictured above. I am assuming in English it is probably “Vincent” as in the famous Vincent Van Gough painting “sunflowers”? The image was taken from the official website. Clicking on the image or this text will redirect you to the official site.
I will update with the 2021 dates nearer the time.
The viewing period for 2019 is from Saturday July 17th until Sunday August 4th between 10 am and 3 pm. During that period they will have events on the weekend including music performances such as Taiko Drums. On August 3rd only they will have a candle night from 6 pm to 7 pm. If it is raining that night they will postpone it until August 4th.
During the blooming period the fields may not be open to viewing on a rainy day. You can check the official Facebook page for up to date details.
This event is free.
Access Hasuda Sunflower Fields
By car: a 15 minute drive from the Shiraoka Shobu exit of the Ken-o expressway. You can also access from a smart interchange at the Hasuda Service Area of the Tohoku expressway. Parking is available for 200 cars.
By public transport: There is a bus that goes close to the fields, from the east exit of Hasuda station on the Tohoku (Utsunomiya) line.
For more flower and seasonal events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.