English translation

夏の花 ひまわり満開を楽しみました Enjoying the summer flowers: sunflowers in full bloom



Sunflowers are the representative summer flower.


I went to the sunflower field with my children.

桜ヶ池クアガーデン Sakuragaike Kur Garden



The place I went to see it was Sakuragaike Kur Garden in Nanto City.


There are lodging facilities, restaurants, and hot springs here.


There are also parks and bouldering facilities nearby.


Even if you bring your children, you can come and visit us for a whole day.

ひまわり畑すばらしい The sunflower field is amazing


The sunflower field we were looking for was located behind the hotel.


It’s a pretty large sunflower field.


Countless tall sunflowers are in bloom.


I wasn’t that interested, but I was impressed.


The children also enjoyed it.



There is a maze inside the sunflower field that you can explore.


There are dead ends here and there, but it’s a great photo spot.


There is also a stage set up for photo taking.


You can also take good photos from there.



The best time to see them is around Obon(mid-August), so the timing was perfect.

生き方はGoogle Mapでお願いします。 Please use Google Maps to find out how to live.


Click here for the address.


1514 Tatenohara Higashi, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture


It is a 1-minute walk from Johana SA on the Hokuriku Expressway.



When going from the lower road, first aim for Fukumitsu IC and get there in about 8 minutes.



For more information, please check the Sakuragaike Kur Garden homepage.


I’ll paste the link below.


I recommend this place.


Sakuragaike Kur Garden HP↓


Memo: Surprisingly sunflower

Sunflowers came to Japan around the Edo period.

The country of origin is North America. Sunflowers came to Japan via North America, Europe, and China.

I looked into sunflowers.

Edible at first! ?

When you watch baseball broadcasts, players can be seen eating sunflower seeds.

Sunflowers have been cultivated for food in North America since ancient times.

It dates back to the time of the Native Americans who originally lived in America.

It seems that it was eaten in a variety of ways, such as eating it as is, frying or mixing it with other things, or crushing it to make bread dough.

I was surprised because I didn’t know that it had been eaten for a long time.

If you try to eat sunflower seeds in Japan these days, most of them are imported.

Regarding the fact that sunflowers face the sun

Sunflowers bloom facing the sun. It’s a famous story.

In fact, fully opened flowers do not face the sun.

This is due to stem growth.

The reason they face the sun is because the stems that are not exposed to the sun grow faster than the stems that are exposed to the sun.

This gives the appearance that the flowers are chasing the sun.

Fully opened flowers do not grow stems, so they do not follow the sun.

It’s an interesting flower.

Japanese folk beliefs

There are popular beliefs depending on the region.

For example, you should not plant sunflowers at home, you will not prosper if you plant sunflowers, and you will become poor if you plant sunflowers.

It seems to be a tradition in Osaka, Nara, Fukuoka, Nagano, Akita, etc.

We don’t know why. This may be because there are elements in Japanese that are disliked.

Sunflower is called “Himawari” in Japanese.

“Hi” means the sun and “mawari” means rotating.

Its name also comes from the fact that it rotates toward the sun in Japanese.

However, “Himawari” can have different meanings.

There are two theories.

One theory is that Hi'' means fire andmawari” means to spread, which causes a fire, while Hi'' means time, andmawari” means time passes, meaning that time passes.

I think this kind of folk belief exists because people in the past valued the power that resides in words and letters.

This is also quite interesting.