Mr Kuroki turned his property into an enormous garden, planting thousands of the shibazakura flower for his wife, who went blind due to complications with her diabetes.
Gradually, when the flowers were blooming, tourists from across the world started visiting the Kuroki family home. The lovely couple, now in their 70s and 80s, enjoys the company of about 7,000 visitors at springtime.
It’s so FLUFFY!!! (Points if you get the film reference). I’ve been going through #ihavethisthingwithpinkflowers to find photos to share with y’all! I pick 3-4 at a time. Since I always ask permission first, and wait for an affirmative response, sometimes it takes awhile. Out of my previous batch of selections, only 1 person responded. Luckily I received 2 yeses this morning, including from @mintandohlala, who posted this stunning pink flower!!! Keep using my hashtag on your photos to be featured. 💗