Sunflower event at Kitanakagusuku
January 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
Sunflowers are in full bloom in a 10,000-square-meter field behind Kitanakagusuku Junior High School. On January 18, the 6th Sunflower Event in Kitanakagusuku started, and will run until February 2.
The sunflowers, which farmers planted for use as fertilizer, have attracted the attention of many people. It has become a popular event every January.
The villagers, chiefly the residents of Ogido and Kitanakagusuku, planted the flowers last October. Children from kindergartens in the village also took part in planting seeds.
Tsugio Higa, a volunteer who takes care of the sunflowers, said, “We open up booths this year and will hold a running race for elementary school pupils in the sunflower field.”
(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)
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