The Breath of Spring

By: Shingo Takei


Region: Asia

Site: Nagano - Japan

Date: May 2009

As the spring proceeds in Japan, this group of skunk-cabbage bloom flowers under the splendid view of the Milky Way. Breaking or tearing a leaf of the cabbage produces a pungent odor. This property lends itself to the 'skunk' in the common name. Shingo Takei/

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