Man Plants Thousands Of Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell

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Every day in spring, up to 7,000 people journey to a rural Japanese town to visit the world’s most romantic garden — and it’s all because of a single man who hoped to help his blind wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki has enjoyed a long and happy marriage in rural Japan, but disaster struck in more recent years when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to complications from diabetes.

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They have been married for 64 years! Shortly after their marriage in 1956, the couple moved onto a dairy farm where they raised two children together, and still remain to this very day.


A tragic incident

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After suffering from complications due to diabetes, Mrs. Kuroki tragically lost her sight. Mrs. Kuroki slipped into a deep depression, becoming withdrawn and seldom leaving the house.

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At first, Mr. Kuroki was at a loss on how to cheer up his wife. But he didn’t give up and eventually thought of an ingenious way to get his wife back to the outdoors.

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The reason for planting flowers

So he decided to start growing a flower garden. The garden would allow his wife to stay on their property, get outdoors and smell all the incredible flowers.

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The smell of the flowers would cheer up his wife, and encouraged her to spend more time outside in the garden.

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And thousands of flowers grace the couple’s property!

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Mrs. Kuroki started venturing outside to enjoy all her husband’s efforts and boy did it change things for her!

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Garden of love

Mrs. Kuroki now smiles every day and is able to enjoy the outdoors again! The couple has even become somewhat of a tourist attraction.

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As people from all over the world come to visit Mr. Kuroki’s masterpiece, wanting to see and experience the love story themselves.

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Well if that isn’t true love, I’m not sure what is!