Terasaka Rice terraces higanbana red spider lily cluster amaryllis from the official Yokoze Tourism website

Cluster Amaryllis / Higanbana  / Red spider lilies at the Terasaka terraced Rice fields in Yokoze. In 2020 the Terasaka Terraced Rice fields are off limits to the public. Not only is the festival not on, they are cutting all the red spider lilies to deter people from visiting theRead More →

red spider lilies Kawajima Saitama Japan

Lycoris radiata in Kawajima Town. The lycoris of Kawajima popped up on Thursday, but its only today – Saturday September 19th – that some of them have come into bloom. It will be another couple of days before you can see the dramatic contrast of the red against the green.Read More →

Satte red spider lilies higanbana manjyusyage

The Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park has been cancelled in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The other large spider lily festivals in Saitama, such as at Kinchakuda, have also been cancelled. Smaller spider lily locations, where the higanbana grow wild, and that don’t have flower festivals evenRead More →

red spider lily kinchakuda

Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival 2020, Hidaka, Saitama Japan – The festival has been cancelled this year on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. And on the 17th of September the city will cut the spider lilies that have grown. There is nothing to see here this year folks! The famous redRead More →

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.Read More →