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This 150-Year-Old Wisteria Tree Is the Most Beautiful One in the World

 

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Venture to the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan and you’ll find a wisteria tree that’s often referred to as “the most beautiful in the world.” At around 150 years old, the massive tree is stunning when in full bloom. The vertical flowers dangle so far down that they nearly touch the ground and create a purplish-pink cloud that hovers above the grass.

Human intervention helps to give Ashikaga’s wisteria tree its stunning appearance. Because of its age and the number of blooms, the tree branches are supported by gridded beams and form a stunning flower umbrella. With its ethereal presence and fairytale feel, it’s no wonder that the tree has been a muse for landscape photographers around the world.

If you’d like to visit the wisteria tree yourself, the best time of year to do so is in the middle of April to the middle of May. The Ashikaga Flower Park website has information about the flowers currently in bloom—including what they look like now.

Scroll down to see how photographers have captured this beautiful wisteria tree.

This wisteria tree in Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan is often referred to as the most beautiful in the world.

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Its dangling flowers are like a beautiful cloud hovering above the grass.

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rainbow shower by takeo hirose on 500px.com

 

The best time of year to view the tree is from the middle of April to the middle of May.

 

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Ashikaga Flower Park 2011

Wisteria trellis by Taka Ochiai on 500px.com

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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