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Photo Journal: Carnation celebration

Potted red carnations await shipment ahead of Mother's Day this Sunday with workers wrapping more pots in the background at a greenhouse owned by Asami Green Plants in the Kusu area of the city of Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, on May 10, 2017. Potted carnations are a popular Mother's Day gift, with the bright flowers lasting until the beginning of June. The 20 horticulture farmers under the jurisdiction of the Japan Agriculture Hokusai Kawasato Chuo Branch, including Asami Green Plants, are shipping over 300,000 pots to 36 markets nationwide. (Mainichi)

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