Pink moss, or shibaza­ku­ra, is a flower that grows near the ground in sparkling col­ors of pur­ple, pink and white. The pink moss sea­son runs from late April to mid-May, fol­low­ing the more famous cher­ry blos­som and peach sea­son in Japan. A pop­u­lar way to enjoy the beau­ty of pink moss flow­ers is to vis­it the Pink Moss Fes­ti­val or the many oth­er events asso­ci­at­ed with it. One of the best places to vis­it is at Hit­su­jiya­ma Park near Chichibu City in Saita­ma Pre­fec­ture.

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Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Japan

Approx­i­mate­ly 400,000 Shibaza­ku­ra plants of eight species bloom from April to May on the slopes of Hit­sushiya­ma Hill at the foot of Mount Buko, cre­at­ing a grace­ful car­pet of pink, pur­ple and white. Wind­ing paths lead you through a sur­re­al pink and pur­ple slope over­look­ing the city. The back­side of the Moun­tain Range offers a view of its sharp, snow-capped peaks, and tulips grace the wide roads through­out the jour­ney. In addi­tion, there are approx­i­mate­ly 1,000 cher­ry trees, includ­ing Yoshi­no Cher­ry, Weep­ing Cher­ry, and April dou­ble-petal cher­ry trees.

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We have also repeat­ed­ly writ­ten about oth­er flower fes­ti­vals in the world, and about the numer­ous gar­dens and parks in Japan. These arti­cles can be found in the coun­try sec­tion.

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Photoillusions by Erik Johansson