Fields of purple emerge in Ogimi Village

Fields of purple emerge in Ogimi Village

Photograph: The iris fields in Kijoka, Ogimi Village, are awash in purple. Photographed by John Matsumoto on April 8.

April 9, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Kijoka, Ogimi Village, the Iris ochroleuca is in full bloom and the flower fields are awash in purple. On the morning of April 8, families and shutterbugs arrived at the flower fields, enjoying the drive and the early summer weather. Yoshiko Okonogi, 69, who visited from Chatan, snapped photos of the bright-colored flowers and wild birds. She said, “I have been very impressed by the students of the local elementary school and their engagement in environmental observation activities. There are many types of wild birds [here] and the Iris ochroleuca is very beautiful.”


According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, a low-pressure trough and front are expected to increase the chance of rain and clouds during the first half of next week. A high-pressure system is expected to move in later in the week, bringing mostly sunny weather.


(English translation by T&CT and Monica Shingaki)


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