Fukujuso (Far East Amur adonis) is the earliest wildflower to bloom in Nagano area. It’s a sign that the long winter is coming to an end, and that spring is just around the corner. So, I feel happy when I see the flowers for the first time in a year.
Last Saturday, I found fukujuso already blooming in a neighboring rice field. Normally, it starts blooming at the end of February or the beginning of March in my town. However, probably because of the global warming, it was very warm in the last weekend and it started blooming.
In Matsumoto, Shiga Fukujuso Festival will be held on March 7th – 28th.
Shiga Fukujuso Festival website is here (Japanese, not English)