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800,000 tulips has cut off to stop visitors from coming


↑The Sakura Tulip Festa is held every April. This picture was taken in 2018

800,000 tulips has cut off to stop visitors from coming

My home town is in Chiba prefecture. My parents live in Sakura city in Chiba. The city was grabbing headlines recently since it has cut off 800,000 tulips to stop visitors from coming, in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus.

The Sakura Tulip Festa in Chiba

The Sakura Tulip Festa is held every April near the paddy fields and the riverside. Visitors can walk in the field of thousands of tulips and see a huge Dutch-style windmill in the area.
Although the festival was canceled this year, many people came to see the flowers. Then Sakura city decided to cut the full boom tulips.
I was sad when I knew the story from the internet news and TV news. Because I have been there many times and the place is very close to my parents’ house.

It turns out that my family was also part of reasons

After I learned the news, I phoned my mom.
My mom said “Yes! It’s sad. We were lucky. We visited there last week with your brother’s family before the tulips were cut down.”
Well, it turns out that my family was also part of reasons that the tulips were cut down.
I can understand that everybody wants to see beautiful flowers under the spring sunshine.

We can learn how valuable life is by looking at the lifeless tulips.

At the same time we can learn how valuable life is by looking at the now lifeless tulips.
I’m wondering if other countries would do the same like that.
The flowers sacrificed themselves for us.

Let me add just one more piece of information. The first economic bubble burst in the world was caused by tulips.


↑The Sakura Tulip Festa is held every April. This picture was taken in 2018

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2020-05-13 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2020.05.13 20:09

可愛いチューリップが切られちゃって、ショックだったわ。

お花も一生懸命咲いて、手入れをする人も一生懸命だったろうに。。。
それが密になるからといって、切られちゃうなんて。

何か他の方法はなかったのかな、と考えてしまいました。
でも、お花がこんなに綺麗だと、やっぱり見たくなっちゃうよね。

よそでも、藤が切られてたりしてた。
藤は、切った方が翌年良く咲くというから、まだ救いがあるけど、チューリップが咲けるのは、今期だけだものね。可哀想。。。
早く新型コロナウイルス、いなくなるといいね。

nako nako | 2020.05.14 23:32

yokoさんも佐倉のチューリップ見に行ったことありますか?
もしまだだったら、次の機会に是非行ってみてくださいね。
そうそう藤の花も切られてしまってびっくりしたけど切った方が来年のためにはいいのですね。

チューリップ畑のその後をネットニュースでたまたま見たのだけど、
球根泥棒が横行して注意を呼びかけているそうです。
球根は葉が枯れるまで土の中で眠らせておくと来年以降も花が咲くんですって。
そういうことを知らないとドロボウしたくなる気持もわからなくないなぁ笑。

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