Crimson Covered Hills


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These photos were taken at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture, a little less than 2 hours north of Tokyo. The crimson ‘grass’ seems to have many different names, including Kochia and Nemophila in English, and Kokia and Houkigi (broom tree) in Japanese! They might look soft and cute from a distance, but they’re actually quite hard and coarse! During summer, they are green as grass, then as the pink, red and white cosmoses start to bloom, the kochia begin to turn crimson red! They stay this way for just a few weeks. It is a sensational sight!

All year round, the Park has a beautiful array of blooming flowers. Check out the Flower Calendar here! > http://en.hitachikaihin.jp

10 thoughts on “Crimson Covered Hills

  1. 赤いほうきのきは 炎(ほのお)のように もえているようですね。
    2週間だけの赤色が 終わったら、こんどは 何色に変わりますか。
    コスモスの花の畑、 ほうきの木の畑、 緑の草原の色彩(しきさい)が 
    とても よく演出(えんしゅつ)されています。じつに おみごと!

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    1. ホウキギは冬に普通の茶色になるかもしれませんね。赤いのは著しいですよね!自分の目で見たことありますか。

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  2. わらのような ほうきは 知っていますが、赤いほうきのえだは じっさいに みたことがありません。
    あかのほうきで はわいてみたいです。

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