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A day in Ibaraki Prefecture

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A day in Ibaraki Prefecture

On commemorating the March 11,2011 Tsunami/Earthquake in Japan, Aya and I went to see some Plum Trees, hot spring (onsen) and a nearby beach in Ibaraki. That is the closest place I can get near Fukushima which is still hours north the prefecture. Plum trees are usually mistaken as cherry blossoms coz they come out and bloom few weeks before the known season or time for the cherry blossoms in Japan. This is what they look like. These trees and flowers die down very quick. That is when the cherry blossoms come in. Plums tress' flowers are smaller, branches/trees are...