Nanohana (Rape flowers) - March to May
During the winter, the rape plants have their leaves growing only sideways but the stems start to grow up all of sudden in March. Then, buds appear at the tip of stems while stems grow higher. In April, it starts to flower from lower part to higher part, so we can enjoy the flowers for a long time.
In Katsuragi City, we have a Nanohana Project where we make oil from rape seeds. We also hold the Nanohana Festival in April.
Season: late March to early May
Location: Fields in Hajikami and Ohta, Katsuragi City.