Flowers have always been a great way to express feelings, and nothing says “I love you” more than a bouquet of red roses. But this husband took this loving gesture to the ultimate level.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki have been together since 1956 and they lived a full life, blessed with two children. After 30 years of marriage their plan to travel around Japan fell apart.
Due to complications from diabetes, Mrs. Kuroki lost her vision. Afterwards she felt very depressed and spent most her days inside the house. At that time Mr. Kuroki knew that something had to be done to cheer her up.
People often stopped by his harden to admire his pink shibazakura flowers (also known as moss phlox) which gave him the idea. He knew that he could not take his wife to see the world, so he decided to bring the world to her.
Mr. Kuroki started planting more flowers each day hoping that more people will stop by to admire then and also their pleasant aroma might bring his wife some joy. He continued planting for the next two years…
The plan started to work as each day more and more people visited his garden until this amazing love story turned into a major tourist attraction.
When the flowers are in full bloom around March and April around 7000 people visited his garden a day. He also turned their cowshed into a display for their love story.