A mother and child take in the tulip beds during the Tulip Sensation event at the Florante Miyazaki flower park in the city of Miyazaki in this recent photo. The event, which runs through April 15, features some 100,000 tulips in 80 varieties, all of which will be in full bloom early in the month, according to the park. Admission is 300 yen for adults and high school students, 150 yen for junior high and primary school students, and free for preschoolers.
Ito gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing at 2580 grams (5lbs 11oz) on March 25th.
The following day, Ito reported through her official blog, ''I will never forget the touch and sensation I felt when I first held our long-awaited child. I’m really full of happiness.''