Here's another post from the last long weekend of September. Friends and I visited Kirarahama Park for a flower and garden expo. Unfortunately, just like Sunday's weather at Miyajima, it was super cloudy. The pictures are so dull because there was no sunshine whatsoever! 🌫🌫🌫
There is so much to see and appreciate!! We started with the gardens. As you walk through, you can see gardens designed first by local governments from different prefectures, followed by landscaping companies, and then gardens of the future! The first picture of the 🦒 and 🦏 was designed by Yokohama! The second was a Gold prize winner of landscaping design. Those are only 2 of SO MANY amazing layouts!
The flowers were, of course, exquisite! 🌻🌼 But I was su~~~per bummed that the weather was blah. I hope I'll get another chance to go this month when the sun is shining. 🌞
I would like to direct your attention to the final picture. At first glance, it's nothing special. But let me tell you what's happening. So, the park was renovated to include a picnic area. I don't mean picnic tables from the western world. They had low and small tables built into the ground, and these flower petal mats are available to use as seats. These staff members are awesome! They are collecting the mats and then wiping them down before they can be reused! I just think that's so wonderful! Unless you paid someone enough, I don't think I've seen anything like this in the States. 🤷♀️ Ladies and Gentlemen: Japan.