A Message from Hitachi

It’s springtime, and many people are talking about cherry blossoms! “Someiyoshino” is the most famous kind, but there are a lot of other types too, you know. In Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, where I live, we have our own kind called “Hitachibenikanzakura.” They begin blooming very early, and we can enjoy the blossoms from January to March. We are very happy that we can see them for such a long time. Do you think we can have a lot of “hanami” parties? Of course, we can if we want to. Unfortunately, it’s too cold to have the party outside. Only those who really like cold weather can do that.