From June 3rd through the 18th is Tatebayashi’s Iris Festival, when 400,000 irises of 270 varieties are in bloom. It’s literally located on either side of the bridge I cross every week to go to school, so I stopped by one afternoon this week to check it out!
The Japanese word for iris is ayame. I couldn’t believe how many different kinds there were!
My favourite irises:
I was hoping to find some bees, but they didn’t seem to be out when I took the pictures. There were a few other bugs, though!
Apparently (on the weekends, I assume) there are performances by flower-picking ladies and seedling sales! I was happy to go on a weekday, though, and there was hardly anyone around.
Except for Katie, of course! Hi Katie!
So stinkin’ cute!
I’m glad I got to see the irises! I don’t think I had any idea that this festival existed before now.
Until next time! あたね！