VFYW: Confounded On The Coast

For contest #270, the view is our most challenging yet.

A long-time sleuther is stumped:

I feel like I am regressing in this contest — I was a continent off last week (against my better instincts) and now this. There are definitely clues in the plants: the yellowish plant at the bottom appears to be Japanese laurel; bamboo grows widely in Japan; and the pink tree looks like a Sakura tree. And microwave techno…

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