Tsutsuji/ Azalea… sign of spring

Tsutsuji, azalea in English is blooming all around my town. There are many kinds that have wide range of size of flowers and leaves as well as the color of flowers. Like cherry blossom, these different kinds of tsutsuji bloom at specific time of the year, starting in early spring to early summer. I remember I used to taste the sweet syrup of the flowers when I was in elementary school with my friends.

May is the month when the rainy season, tsuyu starts. As well as the beauty of sakura, there are many other beautiful trees and flowers that will be flourished and give us joys and comfort to our eyes. I hope to introduce some of those changes in nature in up-coming Metroblogging Tokyo.

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Below is the information on azalea of Japan. It is in Japanese, so if you cannot read Japanese, I apologize. Though you can still enjoy the pictures!!

http://www.sizenken.biodic.go.jp/pc/ikimono/thema/03/setsumei/tutuji.html

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