Colorful lilies bloom in Uonuma park in Niigata Pref.

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Colorful lilies are seen at Tsukioka Park in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture.

UONUMA, Niigata — Lilies have been in full bloom at Tsukioka Park in Uonuma City, which boasts the largest producer of cut lilies in Niigata Prefecture.

About 10,000 flowers of six varieties in five colors — including purple, orange, yellow and white — are planted in a flower bed of about 1,500 square meters.

According to the Uonuma flower gardening association, which manages the garden, the blooming season came as usual this year, and the flowers are at their best until around Sunday.

A 39-year-old woman who visited the park with her parents from Tokyo said, “It’s uplifting view of the lilies blooming vividly against the magnificent mountain.”