In June, you can see the blooms of the Sweet Briar Rose “hamanasu” or Rosa Rugos. This is a famous native rose of Japan – particularly in the northern parts Hokkaido and Aomori prefecture – the state flower for Aomori prefecture. I saw a hamansu climbing Mt Moiwa in Hokkaido with my grandfather, but my picture is too blurred to post.

Please refer instead to the photo here

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