Adonis Amurensis (Fukujuso)

15 Feb

February is for ‘Fukujuso’ or Adonis Amurensis, a member of the buttercup family, and also the Robai plum trees with yellow blossoms and a lovely fragrance. The Adonis Amurensis bloom from mid-February to early March in Ryokami, Chichibu, Saitama. The Robai bloom in late January and February.

These pictures were taken at the Fukujuso-en garden in Ryokami, near the top of Mt. Azumaya. It is a few minutes drive up the mountain behind Ryokami Michi-no-eki and hot spring, and then a 10 minute walk from the carpark. From the gardens you can see the view across the valley to Mt. Buko, Chichibu.

Fukujuso (Adonis Amurensis)


Adonis Amurensis


Adonis Amurensis and Robai


Mt Buko in background

There was also a lovely old house which has been converted into a resting spot for hikers.

rest house


rest house at Fukujuso-en, Ryokami



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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in seasonal harvests and flowers


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