After his wife suddenly lost her eyesight, a retired farmer discovered the best smelling flower he could find and planted thousands of them around their home to help get her out of the house and out of her depression.
Now their home has become a tourist attraction.
After 30 wonderful years of marriage and hard work on their dairy farm in Japan, Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki had plans to enjoy their retirement by touring the country.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her eyesight because of complications from her diabetes.
Devastated by her loss of sight and not being able to travel the way they had dreamed, she became withdrawn and spent most of her days shut in their house.
One Day, Mr. Kuroki noticed a powerfully fragrant flower called a shibazakura growing on the farm, and suddenly had an idea.
He figured the smell of the flower might cheer his wife up, and the sight may even attract visitors.
So he spent the next two years planting thousands of these beautiful flowers until his former dairy farm was transformed into a breathtaking field of fuchsia.
In time, the lovely aroma did lure Mrs. Kuroki out of the house and brought a smile to her face once again.
It also brought in visitors — Thousands of them, which also helped to cheer her up.
Nearly 30 years after he first planted the flowers, they now bring in about 7,000 visitors daily during the months of March and April.
An old cow barn has now become a museum housing the flowers and the heartwarming story behind them.
And as tourists stroll through the sea of pink, they hope to catch a glimpse of the couple, now in their 80s, in the garden created by one husband’s love for his wife.
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