I'm now on My Ultimate Fantasy Adventure Day#16 and will bullet train to Aomori for a couple of days Today I will report on a problem plaguing Japan that was perpetrated with good intentions. The cherry blossoms have largely peaked in those cities I have visited. Aomori might be different. Anyway, the Sakura and other Spring flowers cause you to sneeze. However, and this is a surprise to most, at least 70% of the problem is man-made and comes from trees. After World War II, the Japanese government intensified plantings of sugi, or Cryptomeria japonica, which is to the left, and another, hinoki, Japanese Cypress, to the right, to cover the war torn landscape and provide building material. Bad idea.
15 ways to survive this vexation.