Capture Tokyo: Hydrangea in Yotsuya

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Hydrangea or Ajisai in Yotsuya, Tokyo

As I was riding on the train back from my business trip today, I was lucky enough to see a beautiful field of hydrangea blooming on one side of the mountain! It was like a sea of pink and blue ♥︎. A couple years ago I actually learned from a friend that the soil pH will dictate the color of the most common Hydrangea species found in Japan. Acidic soil will turn the flowers blue while alkaline soil will change the flowers into a rosy deep pink. Anyway, I guess rainy season is about to begin in Tokyo☂!

(This picture was taken a few years ago back when I was studying at Sophia University)