A natural phenomenon called 'nami-no-hana' （meaning the ’wave flower'） can widely be seen along the seashore in Fukui in winter season. Nami-no-hana is said to occur in sever winter only under the conditon that the atmosphere temperature falls to ≤3°C and that the strong wind blows at over 4 meters per second.
When the phytoplankton in the sea is tossed about by heavy seas and hit to the rocks, the mucilage from the phytoplankton makes the foam like soap, stays on the beach, and dances in the air, flung up in the strong wind then blowing.
Tourists may feel it interesting to see this phenomenon as it rarely happens. Please come enjoy Fukui's winter.
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