Trail improvement and Fukujuso

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.

Trek for peony

In the middle of May, it’s PEONY season!
We have beautiful peony flowers in a wide range of a hill with limestone, somewhere in Mt Shiratori. The trek is not hard, one hour and a half walk on a mountain ridge will take you to this beautiful spot. But as it’s located in a hidden place, so highly recommended to hire a guide.
I’ve got to visit here again this week!

Fukujuso (福寿草)

One of my favourite flowers “Fukujuso” (“Amur Adonis”) is about to be in full bloom! This flower has really auspicious flower languages, such as “Eternal happiness” and “Bring happiness”. Off I went to “Shirakue-daira” (白崩平) located in the middle of the mountains in Kureko village, one of the five villages, to admire these flowers as a trekking guide for a couple of Japanese guests who are from Kumamoto city.

It took about an hour to get to the destination, the colonies of Fukujuso, from “Kureko Kodai no sato“. They seemed to be almost in full bloom and welcoming us with its beautiful petals shining yellow and light green under the sunshine.

Normally, Fukujuso flowers start coming out in the middle of February and fall in the beginning or middle of March. It’s not a very hard walk to the place, and I have not seen any foreign trekkers in this beautiful trail before. Uh, sorry I am wrong. I saw one who was from a neighbouring town on this day.