Colorful Array Of Stripes Of Flowers Thrill The Eye In Hokkaido

Colorful array of stripes of flowers thrill the eye in Hokkaido

BIEI, Hokkaido--Visitors to the Shikisai-no-Oka flower garden here in central Hokkaido are enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime view of summer flowers arranged in a colorful tapestry of stripes.

More than 30 varieties of flowers, including marigold and plumed cockscomb, are now in bloom.

Facility workers change the pattern in which the flowers are planted every year so visitors never see the same colorful pattern year to year. That has led to an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the flower garden.

This year's summer stripes can be seen until the end of September.