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Pine Straw Burning
This event has been held since Showa 51. The old straw wrapping that was applied the previous autumn is removed and burnt to dispose of the pests that spent the winter inside it. The burning of the pine straw is said to signify the coming of spring to Okayama Korakuen Garden.
time and date: February 24, 2016 …
location:Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Prefectural International Tourism Theme District Inbound Promotion Meeting
c/o Okayama Prefectural Government Tourism Division
2-4-6 Uchisange, Kita-ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 700-8570
Kanshoji Temple (Yakage town)
Kanshoji temple is known for Japanese plum trees. Beautiful plum trres are at their best from late Febraury to early March. The precinct ot the temple has ten and some plum trees, including white and pink varieties for your enjoyment.