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Light Bulbs Aid Blooming Chrysanthemums

Date Posted: 2001-03-16

If you fly to Naha Airport late at night, you will be able to see some patches of land that are brightly lit up on the hillsides of Southern Okinawa. The lights are hundreds of electric bulbs turned on to adjust the blooming time of chrysanthemums to be sold in mainland Japan for the spring [vernal] equinox.

By illuminating the chrysanthemum flower buds for three hours each night, the flowers are made to bloom when customers in mainland Japan are ready to buy them.

Chrysanthemum growers in Gushikawa City and Itoman City are busy cultivating their blooms for the peak of the shipment, March 17, to mainland Japan.

Ninety percent of chrysanthemums used for Buddhist ceremonies in mainland Japan come from Okinawa.

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