In 2020, the Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park was cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The other large spider lily festivals in Saitama, such as at Kinchakuda, were also cancelled. However, in 2021, Gongendo Park has been open for all other seasonal blooms – daffodils, cherry blossoms, hydrangea
Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival 2021, Hidaka, Saitama Japan – They cancelled the 2020 festival on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, on the 17th of September 2020 the city cut the spider lilies that had grown to prevent more people coming. It is too soon to tell what will happen
Nature, hiking, flowers, Cats, horses, playground, “Health Road”, an honesty shop, seasonal events and a picking farm with a quaint cafe and antique store. All atop a hill in Yatsu no Sato, Namegawa Town. In September 2019 when visiting Hilltop farm and cafe I walked across the road to investigate
In this time with Covid, off the beaten path scenery is increasingly in demand. To that end introducing one of several spots in Kawajima Town, Saitama Prefecture, that are completely off the tourist trail. The embankment near Tenjin bashi (Tenjin Bridge) in Kawajima Town, attracts photographers in both Autumn and
Spider lilies (aka Lycoris, Cluster Amaryllis, Equinox flower etc) in Yoshimi Town, Hiki District, Saitama 2020. The spider lilies appeared much earlier than usual this year. As I update this on September 10th, the spider lilies in Yoshimi are already close to full bloom. Pictured above as they were today.