Before long, Mr. Kuroki was inspired by a single a pink shibazakura flower that blossomed in the family's garden. He instantly realized that this flower's beauty didn't have to be an exclusive treat for those with the gift of sigh—it could also be experienced and appreciated through a sense of smell. That's when he aspired to create an entire garden filled with these flowers for his wife. That hope was that this fragrant garden would not only delight his wife's palette, but also attract visitors to make Mrs. Kuroki smile again.
For two years, the devoted husband worked to produce this garden as he cared for the young plants that would soon encircle their home. Now, up to 7,000 people visit the Kuroki home from March to April, delighting in the sea of pink flowers that represent this poignant love story. Some are lucky enough to meet Mr. or Mrs. Kuroki and, when they do, they immediately notice that Mrs. Kuroki has a beaming smile spread across her face.