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Int'l Roses and Gardening Show to bloom in Saitama from May 18

People walk past roses at the International Roses and Gardening Show 2018 in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, on May 17, 2018. (Mainichi)

TOKOROZAWA, Saitama -- About 1 million flowers will be on display at the 20th International Roses and Gardening Show at Metlife Dome here from May 18 to 23.

The largest event of its kind in Japan, it showcases roses and beautiful gardening from around the world. The display has many events such as markets and contests where international gardeners compete in designs in various styles.

The event, organized by a committee comprising The Mainichi Newspapers Co. and other entities, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day except for the last day when it will close at 5 p.m. The entrance fee is 1,900 yen in advance or 2,200 yen at the door, and is free for elementary school children or younger.

(Japanese original by Takashi Seido, Tokorozawa Local Bureau)

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