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“Nanohana” – Rapeseed|菜の花

Almost all media outlets – the internet, television, newspapers; it feels like the entire world has fallen into one dark pit, media hammering the outbreak and it’s spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Undoubtably it is a crucial period when every one should protect oneself and our loved ones, staying vigilant and careful, consequentially will protect all others to put a stop to the further spread of this infectious disease.

I can only speak of Japan but among the early infected Asian countries. I recall that the spread of virus accelerated around mid-February, when government, health officials and even the media focus was on the meddling decisions of taking correct measures of the British vessel, “Diamond Princess Cruise Ship” off the coast of Yokohama. In the meantime the virus was in fact loose, had already embarked much earlier when Chinese tourists started entry into Japan, for the Chinese New Year, starting January 25th. Consequently, the time lag of the domestically infected numbers peaked drastically within two weeks, quite misleading as to the initial assumption of brought in from the cruise ship but either had really no relationship to one other.

I suspect there are many other countries similar to the emergency state of Japan, a two-week closure, the government banning public gatherings and events which is expected to continue to comply until the end of March ~ early April.

It is certainly an endurance period for all. A sudden inevitable transformation of our everyday life, I hope not for long.

Take a breath in open air. The safest resort.

To find a lemon yellow beautiful field of ‘Nanohana’ (Vegetable flowers) at full bloom. Nanohana is commonly known as ‘rapeseed (canola)’ – a broccoli family, yielding a lemon yellow flower in early spring.

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