Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Back in 2008, we visited the Karasuma peninsula and saw 13 hectares (about 32 acres) of lotus blossoms!

We were in awe and amazed by the beauty of this area.

(photo from the Kyoto Newspaper) This is what the area looks like recently...all the lotus roots have disappeared.

They aren't too sure what caused it to die off (global warming, disease, maybe other reasons) but how sad is this?!


jalna said...

Oh no . . . that is so sad.

sunnyellow said...

Oh no! I had hopes of visiting there after seeing your previous pics. I love lotus - they are so beautiful.

K and S said...

Jalna, bummer yeah?!

Hope they will be able to figure out how to bring them back Sunnyellow!

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

that's a shame for the lotus (geez, 32 acres!). we're planning on a visit to a lotus farm next month as I had never seen anything like it here. I KNOW MotH won't agree to having a small pond because the toads around here like to habitate wherever they can.

KirkK said...

What a bummer Kat....that's really sad.

K and S said...

not only toads but mosquitos Rowena...

indeed Kirk :(

Take care you two.