Pink and white pinwheels with hydrangea in the background June 2024 at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Republish of the annual information for the seasonal pinwheel display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Information for this annual June event has been on insaitama since the inauguration of the event. But it is updated annually and since last year (2023) I include hydrangea information. The ‘Hikawa’ hydrangea generally bloom roughlyRead More →

mini umbrellas at Mizumiya shrine, known as the frog shrine, in Fujimi

There is currently a gorgeous mini mini-umbrella sky at the frog shrine in Fujimi City. The umbrellas are adorable, no bigger than my hand, and hang in rows along the shrine’s approach. Moreover, the satsuki azalea are currently in full bloom and the hydrangea have started to bloom too. TheRead More →

Kashiwaba Oakleaf Hydrangea at Sashiogi Shrine Saitama City

You hear so much about “ajisai dera” (hydrangea temples) at this time of year in Japan. But what about hydrangea shrines? Hundreds of shrines throughout Saitama have some hydrangea on their grounds, but for some reason its all about the hydrangea temples! Well there is an actual reason – hydrangea’sRead More →

Nagatoro Flower Village

Information for the seasonal flowers at the Nagatoro Flower Village “Nagatoro Hana no Sato”, which is best known for its Golden Poppies. However, there are also other flowers grown seasonally. Such as the beautiful hydrangea in July and the cosmos in late summer. Furthermore, there are cherry blossoms that bloomRead More →

thousands of white annabelle hydrangea at hydrangea festival

Information for the 22nd annual Satte hydrangea festival in 2024 at Satte Gongendo Park. Since the dawn of Instagram Satte Gongendo Park has become one of the most famous and popular places to see hydrangea flowers not just in Saitama Prefecture, but in the Greater Tokyo Area. Before the pandemicRead More →