Suisen on Mt. Yuzuhura

Every winter from about mid December to early March thousands of tourists visit Nada-Kuroiwa Suisenkyo, the great sea facing slope of Mt. Yuzuruha, to witness and appreciate the blooming suisen–wild daffodils. Our timing was spot on; the plants were still in bloom, if not just slightly past their peak due to this year’s mild winter. It is said that there are upwards of 5 million daffodils, mostly Narcissus tazetta subsp. chinensis,  to be found in Kuroiwa–ancestors of a planting started 200 years ago for the cut-flower trade. It is to be be noted, like their namesake, they stare out into the sea.

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