The weeping plum blossoms are reaching their peak earlier than usual in the plum orchard at Mimuroto-ji Temple in Kanmichi, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, which is one of the largest in Kansai. White, red, and pink flowers bloom, giving off a fragrant scent, and worshipers admire them.

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