Narcissus in full bloom on Iejima

Narcissus in full bloom on Iejima

Flowers of narcissus are in full bloom at the fields filled with a sweet smell in the air. In Higashiue district of Ie Village on January 1.


January 12, 2013 Yukito Kinjo, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Flowers of narcissus are in full bloom at fields owned by Shunwa Uchima who runs a drugstore in Ie Village. The flowers fascinate the villagers and tourists.

Uchima has two fields near entrance to a fountainhead at north shore and east side of Iejima Airport. Later than usual, the flowers started to come into bloom at the end of the year. Yellow and white flower petals are now all over the fields. Exposed to the sun, the flowers whiffle in the wind like dancing.

Filled with a sweet smell in the air, the fields provide healing space for visitors.
To make the island full of the flowers, Uchima started to plant narcissus 30 years ago. Uchima said, “I would like people to enjoy adorable flowers and sweet smell.”
The blooming season lasts until the end of January. The visitors pay money to gather flowers.

For further details, call Uchima Drugstore at 098 (049) 2123.

(English translation by T&CT)

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