Every April, Kijoka, an area famous for its waterfalls, becomes the site for another photogenic beauty: the blooming of tall irises. Known as iris ochroleuca, these flowers bloom and carpet the paddy fields with rich green and purple color.
Have you heard of Japan’s furikake? In Japanese, furikake means "to sprinkle over." Furikake are seasonings of various dried ingredients such as egg, seaweed, or sesame, made to top a bowl of plain white rice.
The famous Land of the Rising Sun is known for so many things, it’s hard to even mention them all: culture, history, pop culture, manga, anime, cosplay, sights, architecture...the list could go on and on.