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Alas, the yearly cherry blossom front has left the Kanto region, leaving tiny pink petals swirling about in the spring breeze. The good news for nature lovers, though, is that more blooms are set to appear.

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival will be held from April 19 to June 1 near Lake Motosu on the northern slope of Mount Fuji. Translating as “moss phlox” in English, the shibazakura blooms with five petals similar to those of a cherry blossom. Visitors to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival should take their cameras, because with Mount Fuji in the background and a pink floral carpet in front of them, selfie opportunities should be abundant. In fact the area is so picturesque that it’s featured on the back of the ¥1,000 note.

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