Husband plants thousands of flowers to make his blind wife smile
Published 18/02/2016 | 12:50
A field of cherry blossoms, planted by a husband to please his blind wife, has become a major tourist attraction in Japan.
Thousands of tourists are flocking to Miyazaki Prefecture in the country to see the purple spectacle, which was planted by a romantic dairy farmer keen to make his wife smile once again.
Mr and Mrs Kuroki hoped to enjoy their retirement touring Japan after more than 30 years of marriage, but unfortunately she lost her sight due to complications with diabetes at the age of 52.
According to Japanese news station RocketNews24, Mrs Kuroki was devastated by the loss of her vision and became a recluse, refusing to go on the couple’s dream trip and withdrawing from life on the farm.
In a romantic gesture, Mr Kuroki decided to begin planting cherry blossoms in their garden and although his wife wouldn’t be able to see them, she would be able to recognise their beautiful scent.
Throughout a two year period, he planted cherry blossoms throughout their farm, and now more than 7,000 people visit the residence each day in spring to see the spectacle.
Mr Kuroki began planting the garden more than a decade ago, but his wife admitted his kind gesture helped her to begin to come to terms with her new circumstances.