Although Kawazucho in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, the birthplace of Kawazu-zakura, is famous for its cherry blossoms, there are 70 of them in full bloom along Koidegawa River in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The flowers are more pink than Somei Yoshino cherries. Although the annual cherry blossom festival held to counter the coronavirus was canceled, many cherry blossom viewers visited the festival. Today is also the first Emperor’s Birthday in Reiwa period.
I took a forestry route from Kurose Pass to Yokomineji. The view of Lake Kurose and Mt. Ishizuchi is magnificent. The pilgrimage route in the mountains from Yokomineji to Kouonji has various colors of trees and mountains, so I was fully enjoyed it. I encountered a child of a wild boar.
That is the 60th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.It was built by Enno Ozuno.The principal image is Dainichi Nyorai, which is said to have been carved by Kobo Daishi.It is located at an altitude of 745 meters and is the second highest fudasho after Unpenji. I looked at hydrangeas for a while as they were beautiful against the green of the forest and the blue sky. It is also famous for rhododendron.
The first day of spring according to the lunar calendar falls between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, and the first strong south wind to blow before the vernal equinox is called haruichiban. In China, there is a custom of eating Chunbin. This is the first day of spring in the Reiwa Period. Rape blossoms were in full bloom on Mt. Azuma in Ninomiyamachi, Kanagawa Prefecture. The sunset is kind.