Good afternoon from the Itoigawa Global Geopark!
Although the first day of spring was over a week ago, it’s taken a little while longer for it to really feel like spring here in Itoigawa.
An ume (Japanese apricot) tree in front of Itoigawa City Hall has started to blossom, with hundreds of delicate flowers scattered across its branches.
Unfortunately, the cherry trees are only now beginning to bud, so it may be a week or more before we see them.
Stay posted for more pictures of spring in the Itoigawa Global Geopark!