Each spring, over 7,000 people make their way to Shintomi Town, Japan to see some flowers. What’s so great about them? It’s not just a patch of a few wildflowers, but actually a man made sea of thousands of pink flowers that were put there for a very specific, very romantic reason.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki were married in 1956, and they bought a dairy farm.
After an impressive 30 years of marriage, Mrs. Kuroki lost her vision due to diabetes. She began to seclude herself in her home, and Mr. Kuroki thought the only way to cheer her up would be to get people to visit her every day.
What better way to get people to come than a giant sea of beauty? He spent two years creating the garden, and eventually their house was surrounded by the sweet-smelling flowers.
Now, ten years after the first seeds took root, thousands of couples come to the field every year. Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki still enjoy the beautiful sight and scent every day, and it seems to have cheered Mrs. Kuroki up exponentially. I’d say not only did Mr. Kuroki accomplished his goal, but he set the bar for married couples everywhere.