Infiorata: #33 of 60 New Adventures for the Bored

Friday was the start of Japan’s Goruden Wiku (Golden Week) celebration. It’s a week of public holidays. From the Emperor’s birthday to Children’s day, it’s as if they jam-packed one week to lessen holiday celebrations.

Infiorata has nothing to do with the Golden Week but since it was a holiday I decided to venture out from my apartment to Kobe. Infiorata literally means “to cover with flowers”. This celebration originated from Italy, after the Great Hanshin Earthquake, to inspire the city’s rehabilitation, the local government decided to capture the beauty of laying flowers in the streets.

Thousands of tulips were used for this event. And artworks were stretched from North to South of Ban Kitano (old English residences). The theme for this year’s Infiorata was “Scent of Kobe”.

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