3rd February is RISSHUN( 立春) the day when spring starts from traditional calendar.

Plum blossom in OOKUNITAMA shrine
Plum blossoms

In Japan February is still cold but the daytime is getting longer little by little.
It’s already 1 hour longer than winter equinox day 23rd December.

Red plum

I came across the beautiful pink plum blossom is flowering in the OOKUNITAMA shrine near my house. A little girl was taking photos under the plum tree, it’s really cute .

A girl is glancing the plum blossom
A girl and plum blossoms

Many birds are flying actively to date as a couple from now .

Kingfishers are flying

I found the beautiful blue kingfishers are flying activity in the HIBIYA park, many photographers were taking photos of them . Also canola flowers blossom beautiful too!

Canola flowers

The state of emergency is prolonged until 7th March 1 month long by the government in Japan.
I hope everything gets back to normal this year!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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