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.