Kumano-zakura (Kumano cherry) is in full bloom in Kumano area. Kumano-zakura is one of the early blooming type of sakura trees. It was recognized as the new type of wild cherry tree native to southern part of the Kii Peninsula in 2018. It has became the 10th wild cherry tree that has ever been found in Japan. Japan will be surrounded with cherry blossoms in 10 days or so. Japan’s beautiful season is coming soon even in this difficult situation. Nature is wonderful!! Especially this year we hope beautiful cherry blossoms will comfort us.