Kitanakagusuku Sunflower Festival

I felt sad for this little sunflower!

I felt sad for this little sunflower!

Fun Flying Four Kitanagusuku Sunflower Festival  (3 of 12)

Today we braved the cold winds and headed down to the annual Kitanakagusuku Sunflower Festival, which is being held until March 15th; plenty of time to go see the blooming sunflowers for yourself.

the new location isn't as big as the old one

the new location isn’t as big as the old one

Fun Flying Four Kitanagusuku Sunflower Festival  (4 of 12)

However, if you do decide to go you should be warned, the sunflowers are kind of disappointing compared to years past, as only a few (like 1%) are taller than a foot!

Fun Flying Four Kitanagusuku Sunflower Festival  (5 of 12)

Fun Flying Four Kitanagusuku Sunflower Festival  (7 of 12)

There weren’t that many people at the fields, and those that did visit, like us, didn’t stay long…I feel really silly expressing how cold it was when just after our visit I was chatting to my sister-in-law who informed me it was 14 degrees fahrenheit where she was; but it really was a cold 59 here in Okinawa!

Fun Flying Four Kitanagusuku Sunflower Festival  (6 of 12)

this mound would be super cool if the sunflowers had grown tall...hopefully next year!

this mound would be super cool if the sunflowers had grown tall…hopefully next year!

A handful of vendors were set up right at the entry to the field and were all eager to make sales, I think we managed to support half of them by coming away with a bag a carrots and 2 princess accessory sets which the girls won from a game.

this was Eden's favorite one!

this was Eden’s favorite one!

Eden playing a game

Eden playing a game

We ate some cold french fries and let Eden have a bounce in the bouncy house before we decided we needed to leave since Clio was shivering up a storm because she refused to put anything warmer on.

the girls with their loot

the girls with their loot

Hopefully next year they will get some height, either way they are always a delight to see and I am pleased we got to support the Kitanakagusuku community.

Clio would not wear anything other than this....she was freezing

Clio would not wear anything other than this….she was freezing

Fun Flying Four Kitanakagusuku Sunflower Festival

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7 responses to “Kitanakagusuku Sunflower Festival

  1. How fun! Wow that’s crazy that it’s cold there! I’d be cold too! Sometimes at night it gets down to a chilly 70 and I’m looking for my sweater!

    The photos are great too bad about the sunflowers though. Must be due to a chilly winter maybe?

    • I am not sure why, they also moved the location so I wondered if the soil just isn’t as well suited for sunflowers! Who knows, but I really hope next year they get some height!

  2. Pingback: The Flower Fields of Okinawa | FUN FLYING FOUR·

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