Among the ''Kawazu-zakura'' trees planted around the waterways that flow through the Yodo area of Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, the early-blooming variety ''Shogatsu-zakura'' is at its best. Rapeseed flowers are blooming nearby, and the contrast of pink and yellow flowers swaying in the cold wind is pleasing to the eyes of residents walking around.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.