After the whirlwind of Kusatsu/Kyoto/Osaka, and me being sick and school starting, Kenji and I haven’t been up for any trips at all this month, even for the long holiday of Golden Week. Instead, we have been taking short motorcycle trips around the area and seeing all the beautiful spring flowers!
Since I was sick during the main time of the cherry blossoms, I really only got to see a few around my town when I went for walks. But they were quite nice this year, late though they were!
The first motorcycle trip, we headed up into Fujioka’s mountains to see the flowers and even some surprise koi-no-bori, flying carp streamers put up for Children’s Day during the Golden Week holiday.
The first time we stopped was for this beautiful copse of pink sakura blossoms flowering above a field of bright yellow flowers. The effect was truly spectacular!
The next motorcycle ride, the sakura were gone, but the koi-no-bori was still up in many places, so we took an extended ride to Tatebayashi to see one of the many places they are up.
On the way were LOTS of great flowers, including those yellow ones everywhere!