Ambassador Kennedy enjoys plum-blossom viewing
NHK -- Mar 10
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has enjoyed plum blossoms at the famed Kairakuen garden, north of Tokyo.

Kennedy visited the popular tourist spot in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Monday.

About one-third of the garden's 3,000 trees are in full bloom, in red and white.

As she took a walk with Ibaraki Governor Masaru Hashimoto, Kennedy drew branches close to her to enjoy the fragrance of the flowers.

Schoolchildren and visitors greeted her, and the ambassador responded with smiles.

One visitor remarked that she is graceful.

アメリカのケネディ駐日大使が就任以来初めて茨城県を訪問し、梅の名所として知られる­水戸市の偕楽園を訪れ、見頃を迎えた梅を楽しみました。 ケネディ大使は9日午前、水戸市の偕楽園に到着し、茨城県の橋本昌知事の案内で園内を­見学しました。
News source: NHK
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