The Yellow Fields of Sunflower at Joetsu Myoko APA Resort
It first came into Japan in the 17th century, also during the Edo period. Back then, people didn't appreciate sunflowers as they do nowadays. This was mainly because in those days things that were dainty were considered better, and because sunflowers were too big and bright, it was overwhelming for them.
However, it didn't take long for the people in Japan to start liking this lovely bright flower.
Later in the century, sunflowers were introduced in a book called the "Kinmou Zui"(訓蒙図彙 is the Japanese word for this if you wish to search about it) as one of the popular flowers. And because this book was commonly read by the Japanese gardeners, it soon spread around also by word of mouth.
Sunflowers at Joetsu APA Resort
Well, this time APA resort asked a famous landscape artist to design this garden.
This is Kazuyuki Ishihara. He is called the magician of gardening and a gold medalist at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Here at APA resort, there are one million sunflowers and around 27 different species of them.
They also have fifteen thousand Kochias growing nearby, and in autumn, they turn to a beautiful red colour.
. . まだ開催されたばかりの「ひまわりコキア王国」 . 太陽の下 元気いっぱいのひまわり達🌻 . 秋には たくさんのコキアが色付くとか * * * #ひまわりコキア王国 #アパリゾート上越妙高 #新潟県 #妙高市 #ひまわり #ひまわり畑 #ヒマワリ #向日葵 #はなまっぷ #花撮り人 #花 #景色 #風景 #絶景 #flower #flowerstagram #flowerart #flower_daily #sunflowerfield #sunflower #scenery #superbview #summer #summerday #niigata #japanscenery #japanphoto
What else is around?
Six flavours of gelato, afternoon tea, and more.
(We will cover more about this in details soon!)
So there's plenty for you to look around for. Try the local cuisine nearby as well. They have a unique chili paste called the kanzuri, and it has a nice citrusy flavour, different from the more widely-available yuzu-kosho.
新商品のご案内です‼️ 小分けサイズで使いやすい〝かんずり小袋〟です✨ 一食使いきりの2gの小袋に入ったかんずり✨ 普段の食卓にはもちろん、お弁当や外食の際にも便利ですね😀 数年前から試行錯誤を繰り返し、やっと商品化となりました🤣 2g入りを15個 小箱に入れた小売向け商品が本日より出荷開始です。 地元のお店では早速 店頭に並べていただきました🌶😁 この夏、新潟のお土産にぜひご利用ください✨ この2g小袋、外食・中食様向けの業務用規格も用意しています🙂ご用命の際はお気軽にメッセージを頂ければと思います🌶😃 #かんずり #kanzuri #新商品 #かんずり小袋 #2g #小袋入り
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⇩ See more of the sunflowers in our video below! ⇩