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After my ajisai adventures in Kamakura, I decided to try my luck in Kanazawa. Kenrokuen, our most famous garden, shockingly has no hydrangeas! I didn’t go until late June, so I was a little late for iris season. However, I was able to capture this picture of a butterfly on one of the few remaining irises.

Dissatisfied with Kenrokuen (seriously, no hydrangeas?), I decided to try my flower-viewing luck at Utatsuyama’s iris garden (hanashôbuen, 花菖蒲園), which is located up the “mountain” (hill, really) of Utatsuyama, behind the Higashi Chaya-gai (東茶屋街).

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Wisteria (fuji, 藤)

Over Golden Week, I headed out to Iwakuni in Yamaguchi-ken. Kintaikyô (錦帯橋), the famous bridge, is nice, but the real star of the show was the flowers in and around Kikkô Kouen (吉香公園) .

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