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Tokyo’s Nezu Shrine Hosts Riot of Colorful Azaleas
14:22 JST, April 11, 2023
Red and pink azaleas have reached peak bloom at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
The annual Bunkyo azalea festival is being held in the shrine’s Tsutsuji-en garden, which has been crowded with families and foreign tourists.
There are about 3,000 azalea plants comprising some 100 varieties, with the early- and mid-blooming azaleas now at their peak, and the late-blooming varieties to flower soon. The blooms should be in top shape through the end of next week.
“The azaleas with large, white flowers are especially wonderful,” said a 71-year-old man, who visited the shrine with his wife from Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.
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