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Green cherry blossoms: Is it blooming? Is it not blooming?


Along the 4 km road approaching Jikoji Temple in Tokigawa,
There are about 55 different varieties of fragrant cherry blossoms including the famous Yoshino cherry blossoms that have many petals, and white cherry blossoms.
Among these are the rare “Gyoiko” trees, that have green flowers. It is said that these trees are named after the color that is similar to a nobleman's clothes from the olden days. Gyoiko is an interesting cherry blossom tree since it seems to not be blooming due to the color of its flowers."