In early autumn back in late September this year, I was searching for a place where I could see spider lilies. A friend of mine told me that he saw them blooming along a river in front of the gate of Asakura Ruins. He said there weren't many, nonetheless they were beautiful. So I drove 30 minutes from the center of Fukui City to Ichijodani valley where the ruins are located. Here they were, scarlet spider lilies blooming along the river making a stark contrast against green fields stretching around the ruins. I knew Asakura Ruins was beautiful throughout the year, but seeing the spider lilies in bloom I learned anew that it was true. For other seasonal videos of the ruins please refer to this article of Japan Travel.
Find out more about Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.