Plum Blossom

We’ve all heard about Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, but towards the end of February, the plum blossoms start to bloom in Kyoto, preceding the cherry blossoms by a few weeks. The fabulously named Kyotoites welcome the arrival of the plum blossoms with something approaching religious fervour and why not? From early February, Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, first […]

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