Every October, Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture sees visitors from all over the world flock to admire the scenery and scenery of this place.
With an area of more than 3.5 hectares and covered by fields of blooming flowers, stretching from place to place, Hitachi Seaside Park appears like a beautiful princess wearing a gorgeous dress. make any eye to admire.
Kokia tree (or Kochia) in Japanese is also known as Hokigusa. In the past, the Japanese often used this plant to dry and then bundle it to make a broom, so since then the name Hokigusa appeared. “Hoki” in Japanese means broom, and “Kusa” is grass, when read together, it is Hokigusa. Currently, there are more than 32,000 different varieties of Kochia in Hitachi Seaside Park .
Kochia originated in Southern Europe and was imported to Japan from Chinese merchant ships . In the trunk of the Kokia tree there are tiny seeds, which can be eaten. This county is called Tonburi – a specialty of Akita Prefecture – Japan.
Kokia in Hitachi Seaside Park is planted with the purpose of creating a colorful space so that people can come to see and fully enjoy its beauty.
In autumn, Japanese tourists coming to Hitachi Seaside Park will admire a red carpet of Kokia grass in the cool, chilly autumn weather of the land of the rising sun.
Kokia usually grows in round spherical bushes, in the summer Kokia has a green color and then gradually turns red in autumn. And when in the last days of autumn, Kokia changes from red to raspberry color waiting for winter to come. Having witnessed all the transitional stages of Kokia to feel the true beauty of this tree.
However, it would not be very interesting if Kokia stood alone, isolated. And only when they are together in the gardens, the Kokia fields are truly brilliant. Standing in front of Kokia’s beauty, it feels like being immersed in the vastness of heaven and earth, just like the sky and the earth are trying to get closer to each other.