That drooping plum is biggest for private in Japan, I heard. It's about 60 years old, about 8 meters in height, a spread of the branches is about 12 meters, the round of the trunk is about 1.5 meter.
Awaji-island locates in the Inland Sea of Japan and is linked to Kansai area by The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. It takes about 2 hours by highway drive from our place in Nara. As it got warm on that Sunday, we crossed the Akashi kaikyo Bridge to hunt for the spring perfume.
The drooping plum was in the garden of a farmer's house on the height. It's wonderful,beautiful,gorgeous plum tree. The owner's been raising for long years painstakingly, I thought. The garden faces south and bathes in sun light all the daytime. A cat was yawning on the warm tiled roof, watching the beautiful drooping plum. The pastoral landscape stretched around there. Two kites were circling in the broad blue sky lazily. One of them came above me and I watched his face for the first time,thinking it looks like a little bit a owl.
A lot of people, including us, from the distant place were visiting and shouting joy. The influence of TV news is powerful. Of course, we can enter the garden for free by courtesy of the owner. And Hina-Doll( dolls displayed on the Girl's Festival Day) was decorated inside , flavoring spring.
The Awaji Island is warmer than Nara. So we visited Awaji-Yume-Sajiki, expecting the full blooming of Rape Blossoms. But it's a little bit early for it.
This field faces the sea and was large, comfortable.
The Akashi kaikyo Bridge. I felt the volume of light in Kobe side became less than before due to effort of saving of electricity.