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Nope, that is not a painting.
This is an actual shot of the Shibazakura festival that takes place in Japan every year. Every year as the season of spring ends, about 80,000 shibazakura or moss phlox flowers burst into bloom at a site at the base of the majestic Mount Fuji. The flowers come in full bloom only in spring, thus the official dates of the festival are April to May 29. Most flower festivals in Japan end with the spring, so the Shibazakura is like the extended after-party that is equal parts breathtaking and fun!
These beautifully delicate flowers are grown in such a way that they encompass the grounds like a carpet as far as the eye can see. Their bright hues are complimented perfectly with the looming mountain in the backdrop. They are planted in swirls, so as to ensure that once in apex bloom, they cover the ground all the way. You can explore these beautiful gardens by walking through the thin and neat pathways nestled among the colourful growth.
You can also drop by nearby cafes and resorts that embrace this festival wholeheartedly by incorporating it into almost everything and treat yourself to shibazakura-themed pastries that are just as mouth-watering as they look.
Local hotels tend to offer pretty great discounts so make sure you get booking as soon as possible!
What do you think about this festival? Let us know in the comments!