Raining wisteria mesmerize tourists at Hyogo temple
The Asahi Shimbun By YOSHINORI MIZUNO/ Staff Writer May 8, 2016
Flowers of “fuji,” or Japanese wisteria, hang from a shelf at Byakugoji temple in Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture, on May 7. (Yoshinori Mizuno)
TANBA, Hyogo Prefecture--A canopy of “fuji” flowers, or Japanese wisteria, was in full bloom at a temple here on May 7, attracting tourists and other people who were enjoying the final days of the Golden Week consecutive holidays.
The pale purple flowers, called “Kyushaku-fuji,” which were about one meter long, were hanging from a shelf that was about 120 meters long and nine meters wide, spreading a sweet aroma at the compound of Byakugoji temple.
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