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Photo Journal: Pink paradise

(Mainichi/Hiroshi Aihara)

Roughly 100,000 cosmos flowers grown by local farmers are seen in bloom in a field in the Hazukawa district in the city of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture, on Oct. 9, 2018. The Hazukawa agricultural association has been creating the colorful autumn landscape annually since 1996. The farmers planted cosmos seeds over about 9,700 square meters of field after harvesting wheat. As the flowers are located along a road connecting Sanda and the city of Takarazuka, many people drove by to take photographs and pick the flowers. Toshie Kimura, a 62-year-old resident of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, photographed the flowers with her husband and said, "Cosmos flowers suit the mountain village landscape. I just want to keep watching this scenery forever."

    (Japanese original by Hiroshi Aihara, Sanda Local Bureau)

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