Plum Blossoms in Odawara

Before I deliver this blog, I must share my deep sorrow and prayer for UKRAINE who suffer without a reason. I cannot pretend as if  nothing is happening and write my usual blog. But at the same time, one may need to stay calm and bless the world.

Though the wind and politics are savage, the spring is coming here in Japan. The early rise of spring is traditionally symbolized by plum blossoms. I went to Odawara, two hour drive from central Tokyo, to see the plum orchard.
Here is the video. I hope this gives you some relaxing moment.

The season has just started, which means not many flowers on trees.

Breathe in the fresh air, to refresh your mind.