After enjoying the Sakura along Tsurumi River, I've arrived at Mitsuike Park, one of Japan's Top 100 Sakura Spots to see various kinds of Sakura!
I was surprised to see the gorgeous white Sakura right in the beginning of the park. They looked as if they had been mixed into the white clouds in the sky.
The white petals were floating on the water to make the white carpet.
Some of the carpets were made of two colors. Is it just a coincidence that the pink petals made this pattern? How lovely!
The white Sakura trees stood all along the hill.
I found a nice place with flowers in various colors. Especially the red blossoms next to the Canola flowers appealed to me the most.
This red blossom is called Terutebeni, which literally means the red blossom of Princess Terute (She is a princess from the legend during the Middle Ages in Japan.) Many people including me thought that this is a Sakura or Ume blossom. But actually, this is a kind of a peach blossom. Ohh.. it is quite difficult to distinguish between Terutebeni and other Sakura and Ume blossoms.
Now let's look at the various rare Sakura blossoms found in Mitsuike Park. The first one is Benigasa, which means red traditional hat.
The second one is Beniyutaka, which means blossom rich in red color. Beniyutaka looks more reddish than Benigasa, isn't it?
The third one is Yaebenitoranoo, which means double-flowered blossom of red tail of tiger. The name is pretty cool!
Here's the fourth one. I'm not actually sure what this blossom is called. All I know is that this is a kind of Yaezakura, a double-flowered Sakura blossom.
The fifth one is Shirotae, which means awesome white color. I love this genuine white color!
The last one is Kokeshimizu, which means clean beautiful river with moss. What amazed me the most is that some of the Sakura blossoms have green colors in their roots, whereas others have red colors. Both of Shirotae and Kokeshimizu have the green colors, which made me love them very much.
To tell the truth, I came to this park last spring to take photos of Sakura blossoms. If you check the link below, you will clearly see how well I have developed photography skill through one year.
But I must bear in mind that I will think of exactly the same thing next spring, too. I still have plenty of things to learn. I will keep on this long journey of photography.