The Lacquer tree

March 20 is the day of the spring equinox in Japan.

From that day on, it its officially spring.

I moved to Miyama and today I work on abandoned fields of which someone had told me.

One of the fields where I can see a lake, abandoned for years and covered with bamboo grass, is a place where wild boars come to play.

And another field covered with reeds which are higher than me, is a path that wild deer use.

The last one, covered with Japanese apricot blossom and narcissi, look like a paradise.

These fields were abandoned because their owners were too old to take care of them.

Today, by planting lacquer trees, clearing the undergrowth and protecting the fields from animals such as boar and deer, I hope to see again the beautiful scenery where people and nature harmoniously live together.

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