Readying for Old Man Winter: Gardeners at Kenrokuen Prep for Snowy Season (Japan in Photos)

Gardeners at Kenrokuen in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, erect a yukizuri around a pine tree on November 1, 2017. Consisting of ropes strung from a central pole, the conical structure will protect the tree during the region’s famously heavy winter snowfalls. It will take workers until mid-December to set up yukizuri on more than 800 pines, azaleas, and other plants throughout the garden. (© Jiji)

Kanazawa Kenrokuen Ishikawa Prefecture garden