“HIGHLIGHTING Japan” is an official monthly online magazine to promote understanding of Japan for the people around the world, with variety of themes.
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#167 April 2022THE FLOWERS THAT GIVE COLOR TO JAPANESE SPRING
Among the more than 5,000 species of flowering plants in Japan are some 1,500 endemic species—plants that are native to the Japanese archipelago. Many of these plants blossom in spring, coloring gardens, fields and mountains from north to south in their own unique ways. In this month’s issue of Highlighting Japan, we take a look at some of these long cherished flowers, from “spring fairies” the dogtooth violets and corydalis in Japan’s northernmost region, Hokkaido, to the azaleas on the southernmost main island of Kyushu.