Originating in the Americas, the cosmos plant has spread throughout Japan since the early Edo period.
The cosmos flowers in autumn with beautiful pink, purple and white flowers.
Cosmos can be found in meadows, river banks and increasingly in parks and gardens, like these beautiful petals pictured at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture. Koganei Park in Tokyo has a huge number of Cosmos and there are cosmos viewings at Hamarikyu Gardens, Akirudai Park, Shinagawa Hanakaido and Symbol Promenade Park in Odaiba, all in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
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