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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.