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Photo Journal: Radiant roses

Two women smile while they enjoy roses and other flowers at a private viewing of the 19th International Roses and Gardening Show at the MetLife Dome in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, on May 11, 2017. Princess Nobuko was in attendance at the opening ceremony held the same day, and participated in events such as the ribbon cutting to officially mark the start of the festivities. The show, organized by a committee including The Mainichi Newspapers, NHK, and the Sports Nippon Newspapers, will be open to the public from May 12 to 17, and feature 1,000 types of flowers for a total of 1 million flowers on display. Inquiries about the event can be made to 03-5777-8600 (in Japanese). (Mainichi)

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