Saturday, April 22, 2017

Visiting ancient tombs in Nara. 奈良の古墳巡り。

We visited ancient tombs and a ruin in Nara prefecture.


Karako,Kagi ruin, about B.C 2nd century.


There were many cherry blossoms.


Hashihaka ancient tomb, about 3rd century.


Makimuku Ishizuka ancient tomb, about 3rd century.


Kuroduka ancient tomb,at the end of 3rd century.


Sujin Emperor tomb, about 4th century.


Ohmiwa shrine.

Konabe ancient tomb.


Uwanabe Ancient tomb.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Temples in Nara prefecture. 奈良の寺社巡り。

The second day, we went to Hasedera temple at first.

The entrance.


The main gate.


The main building and a winter cherry tree.


Five storied pagoda.

Cherry blossoms.


The main building from a distance.

Then we went to Murouji Temple.


The main gate.

Five storied pagoda.


The main building.

We stayed  Nara hotel.

We could see this Araike pond from the Hotel's garden

Next morning we went to Nara park on foot.


Five storied pagoda of Kofukuji Temple.


Himuro jinja shrine.

Himuro jinja shrine.




Wild deer in this park.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Temples in Wakayama prefecture. 紀三井寺と高野山金剛峰寺。

Arriving at Kansai airport,my wife and I got on a reserved rental car bound for Kimiidera temple.


Kimiidera temple.


Bell tower.




Wakanoura, from the precinct of this temple.

Then we went to Kongohoji temple at Koyasan.

Gate of the temple.


One of the main buildings.


There is a garden beside the main building.


Banryu-tei garden.

The inner sanctuary.


The main building of the sanctuary.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cherry blossoms in the central area of Tokyo. 赤坂の桜。

The Cherry blossoms are in full bloom  in Tokyo.


Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo.


Spain Slope.





Like a tunnel by the cherry trees.


Reinanzaka church.









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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Weeping cherry blossoms at the garden of Sensoji temple. 伝法院の枝垂れ桜。

The cherry blossom season came to Tokyo.
We went to a garden to see cherry blossoms.


The garden of Denboin at the Sensoji temple.


Weeping cherry blossoms.


From another direction.


This tree is in full bloom too.


Stone lantern.



I took many flower photos recently. As follows.

Magnolia kobus.



Magnolia.



Apricot.


Cherry blossoms.


Strawberry .


Dog tooth violet.

Golden bells.

Another weeping cherry tree is in full bloom at Rikugien garden.



In old days,a gardener had united three trees into one.

Closing up.

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