New green leaves mark the beginning of spring in Okinawa

New green leaves mark the beginning of spring in Okinawa

Glowing new green leaves in Yanbaru forest at Nagao bridge on Okuni forest road in Kunigani Village in the afternoon on March 15(Photograph taken by Takaya Kinjo.)


March 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

New green leaves have grown from the buds in the northern part of Okinawa, marking the beginning of spring.

On March 16, a clear day, people visited Nagao bridge on Okuni forest road in Kunigani Village to view the new green leaves.

On warm days in Spring, yellow buds between branches of Castanopsis sieboldii glow while swaying in the wind.

People can enjoy new green leaves until the end of March.

Tomonobu Shimabukuro, who came from Sasiki district of Nanjo City with his wife, said, “I visit Yanbaru or the forested northern part of Okinawa every year to see the new green leaves. Listening to the birds singing with the great scenery is refreshing.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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