What are we expecting in February? It’s Fukujuso! In English they are called “Yellow boots” or “Amur adonis”. So happy we have those beautiful flowers coming out right now up in a particular mountain in Gokanosho. The flowers have some beautiful language such as “Eternal Happiness”, “Bring Happiness” and so on. And they are strictly protected by prefectural laws to prevent them from being stolen by heartless people.
We went for Mt Iwaudo located in the southern area of Gokanosho to improve the trail for trekkers’ safety who are expected to visit very soon, and spread a net surrounding the colony of the Fukujuso flowers in order to protect them from wild deer. We were exhausted carrying heavy tools and materials, but it was nice seeing some beautiful flowers coming into bud.