Saturday, May 4, 2013

EARLY SPRING IN HOKKAIDO.

Spring has come. We wanted to see scenery in Hokkaido.  So we started to go to Hokkaido.


We got on a plane at Tokyo International Air port(Haneda).
 
 
Arrivng Hokkaido, we went to a field in a surburbs of Sapporo.
We could see that Ezo-Engosaku flowers grew in colonies.
 
 
 
Ezo-Engosaku,growing in colonies.
 
エゾエンゴサクの群生です。
 
 
Ezo-Engosaku.
 
エゾエンゴサクです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
Then.On the way to Lake Toyako,we went to a entrance to Hyakunen-no-Mori.
 
 
 
Ezono-Ryukinka started to bloom along a small stream.
 
エゾノリュウキンカが小川に沿って咲き始めました。
 
 
Ezono-Ryukinka.
 
エゾノリュウキンカです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
Mizu-Basyo flowers grow in colonies.
 
ミズバショウです。
 
Mizu-Basyo
 
ミズバショウです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
 
We stayed a hotel beside Lake Toyako.
 
泊まったホテルです。
 
 
Next  day,we could see Lake Toyako from the hotel site.
 
洞爺湖です。
 
 
And, Mt.Yoteizan.
 
羊蹄山です。
 
Zooming up.
 
アップです。
 
 
We could see Lake Toyako from the room where we stayed.
 
部屋から洞爺湖が見えました。
 
We went to Hoppo wild flower garden at Asahikawa.
 
 
 
A white birch forest.
 
白樺の林です。
 
Zazen-Soh.
Zazen means that sitting in Zen meditation.
 
ザゼンソウです。
 
Zazen-Soh.
Does this flower look like a priest sitting in Zen meditation?
 
 
 
Hukuju-Soh.
 
福寿草です。
 
Then we went to Yosyou garden at Takinoue.
 
 
 
Erica flowers grow in colonies.
 
エリカです。
 
White Erica flowers by macro lens.
 
 
Tamazoki-Sakurasoh.
 
玉咲き桜草です。
 
Chiyonodokusa.
 
チヨノドクサです。
 
 
White Chiyonodokusa.
 
It was very cold in Hokkaido. Temparature was about 6~8°C.
It snowed in Sapporo,the capital of Hokkaido,in May after an interval of 21 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I enjoi this.
    Thank you for your participation.

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  2. I love the way you show the flowers in their setting, and get closer!!! And I like the Japanese name for the Zazen-Soh, much better than the Canadian name - skunk cabbage...

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      Thank you. I feel happy that you like my photos,especially the way to take flower shots.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  3. Gorgeous scenery and gorgeous flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. The flowers remind me so much of "fynbos".

    I'm glad I could see the flowers in your post. Hokkaido sounds way too cold for this sunny southerner!

    Have a good Golden Weekend, Minoru-sensei!

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    1. Dear Rurousha.
      Thank you. I feel happy you reminded of fynbos or your native country area.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  5. こんにちは、ウィンザー洞爺ホテルですね。ここは「日本料理」も「フレンチ」もレストランの選択肢が多いところがいいと思います。しかも美味しい。写真ではこの辺りはまだ雪が残ってますね。エゾエンゴサクもエゾノリュウキンカもとても綺麗です。ちょっと寒そうですが、この時期の北海道も花が綺麗で楽しめますね。1枚目の飛行機の写真ですが、ご搭乗ありがとうございます。私もこの航空会社でマイルを貯めてます。

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  6. 弘世旅空様
     おはようございます。異常な寒波に見舞われて、残念でしたが洞爺湖と羊蹄山が数時間だけ見られてラッキーでした。
     花は少し期待外れでした。
     JAL は最近サービスが向上しました。稲盛精神が浸透してきた様です。ウインザーにはまた行きたくなりました。

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  7. Wow! The lake shot and the Mountain shot are just fabulous! The flowers look so very beautiful in close up :)
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of Japan. Have a lovely day Minoru :)

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  8. gorgeous wildflowers! the brown/maroon flower is quite interesting and beautiful. great shots.

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  9. lake, mountains, flowers - all pics are so lovely! my favorite is the lake toyako. what a wonderful pic! thanx for sharing with us :)

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  10. Minoru Thanks for sharing photos of places we may never visit.
    Thus comocemos world. Through such beautiful photos how are you :))
    The room views are wonderful.
    I wish you a good Sunday.
    A hug

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    1. Dear Laura.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I am very fine. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday for you too.

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely spring flowers peeking out! I especially loved the name of the Zazen-Soh, and it looks so like the meaning of its name. Beautiful lake also, and what a wonderful view to have this view from your room. Have a wonderful day

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    1. Dear Jeanne.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy that you like Zazen-Soh.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  12. Absolutely wonderful wildflowers and scenery.

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  13. I enjoyed your photos of the lake, volcano and flowers.

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  14. What a wonderful trip this must have been, Minoru!
    I love each of the flowers, but the Zazen-Soh is my favorite.
    It does look exactly like what its name means!l
    Thank you so much for always sharing so much beauty here.

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like Zazen-Soh.
      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  15. Wow such amazing photos. The first flower looks like bleeding heart. Love it!

    Mary, MI

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  16. Looks like a great trip. Lovely wildflowers.

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  17. Thank you very much for sharing these marvelous photos from your trip to Hokkaido. Each one is so interesting and your flowers are delightful, beautiful!

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  18. 今回のお花の写真も素敵ですね。
    私もゴールデンウィーク中、安曇野でたくさんの花を見ましたが、残念ながら名前を知らないのです。山の名前も。(>_<)
    もっともっと勉強したいことがあります。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。早速、Blog Postを見に行きます。

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  19. Wow - your shots are magical! Lovely scenery and marvellous small flowers.

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  20. What a beautiful place to visit! The views of the mountain and lake are gorgeous. And I love all the pretty wildflowers. Thank you for sharing your trip, beautiful photos.

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  21. What a fantastic view from your hotel room! I love all the lovely spring wildflowers you have shown here.

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  22. What amazing views and scenery

    Mollyxxx

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  23. Beautiful flowers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  24. I enjoyed the way you brought me along on your journey and how you show both photos, distance and up-close. Thank you. I look forward to learning more about Japan through your beautiful photography.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my post.

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