Video subtitled in Japanese and English. Speech given by Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, at The World Marmalade Awards 2017, Cumbria
Welcoming Japan during Golden Week ゴールデンウィーク 2017
To us here at Dalemain House in Cumbria it is always a golden time, surrounded by beautiful marmalade and warm memories of the extraordinary jars we’ve received from around the world. But for our friends in Japan, the period of holidays known as Golden Week from April 29th – May 5th are a time when the nation goes on holiday, relaxes and – if the weather is fine – gets outdoors to enjoy the natural marvels in the countryside. While the cherry blossom season is coming to an end, there’s still much more to see and do as the latest BBC Springwatch Japan programme has filmed.
Spring’s flowers just starting to bud
Wherever you are in the world, April and May are a time of magic in the garden, whether it’s the flowers just starting to bud and appear in the northern hemisphere, or the closing of summer and autumn’s beautiful colours south of the equator. As Japan’s Ambassador to the UK, Mr Koji Tsuruoka said when he visited the World Marmalade Awards in March (see our video above), this natural majesty “is one commonality I think