I was recently at Hitachi Seaside Park to enjoy the Kokias, these awesome round, squishy, springy bushes that go from green to red to dead around this time of the year. They're fun to look at and pose with for pictures. The only other time of the year I've been to that park is during springtime, when the Nemophila (Baby Blue-Eyes) are in bloom, and it's pretty spectacular. I was thinking about them today, so I'm posting a small gallery of the park as seen around Golden Week. Besides the Nemophila, there's this huge tulip garden that's just a sight to behold. Check them all out here.