Monday, February 17, 2014

A METROPOLITAN GARDEN IN A SNOWY DAY

There was a snow of 27cm in Tokyo last friday. I went to a metropolitan garden named Rikugien in friday morning
It is located very near from our house.  It takes about 5 or 6 minutes by walking.

         先週の金曜日、我が家の近くの都立公園の六義園に行きました。

   We can see this garden by You Tube.    Rikugien  Unfortunately ita was autumn season video.





This garden was covered with snow.



A Stone lantern.

石灯籠です。



This is a snow ptotecting rope equipment. It's very useful in this day.



A cherry blossom tree.

枝垂桜です。

A Japanese white apricot tree.

白梅です。

A Japanese red apricot tree.

紅梅です。

Fatsia shrubs.

ヤツデです。
A camellia japonica flower.

椿です。


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Canon ,Nikon and Olympus.

Canon INC was at first named Kwanon,Kwanon means the god of mercy.
The founder was a faithful buddist. so he named the company as Kwanon. But the pronunciation was not so easy . So the company changed its name Canon.


Nikon corporation means Nippon Optics,ie, Nippon Kogaku by Japanese.So the company changed  its name to Nikon.

Olympus corporation was named Takachiho Seisakusho corporation.Takachiho is a mythical area in Japan.  Just fits for Olympus in Greece. So the corporation changed its name as Olympus.

 

61 comments:

  1. Dearest Minoru-san;
    Wow, Rikugien with snow scene is SO GORGEOUS☆☆☆ I've never seen "yukigakoi" and wish to see it someday p;)
    Cherry tree with snow is beautiful, isn't it♡♡♡ I wish I could take pictures like yours of the apricot flower; blurry back is my dream :-)

    Sincerely from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

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    1. Dear Miyako sama.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Yukituri is very famous in Kenrokuen garden in Kanazawa. Many metropolitan gardens would do this kind of Yukituri that the succession of the traditional technique is very important.

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  2. A simple in the snow will always look so outstanding.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  3. モノクロの世界は水墨画のように美しいですが寒く冷たいので微かにでも色があるとほっこりします。奈良でも珍しく大雪警報が出されたくさん降りました。雪の日はテンションあがりますが、雪の被害や北国の方々のご苦労を思うと喜んでばかりもいられないなぁと思います。しばらくブログ休暇に入ります。復帰すればまたおじゃましますね。

    Yoko

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    1. Deaer Yoko.
      こんばんは。そうですね。関東でも雪で孤立している世帯が1000以上もあるそうです。暫くお休みですか。股の復帰をお待ちしています。

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  4. Those poor blossoms are so brave blooming in the cold and snow ;>)....I hope they survive. You were brave to go outside to take pictures in that weather. Thanks for doing it ... it looks beautiful.

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    1.  Dear Sallie.
      Thank you very much for your comment. It was easy for me to go outside in snow day.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  6. How amazing! The garden designers were so talented. They made the garden look beautiful no matter what the weather. I am sure they would appreciate how lovely your photos make it look.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  7. The snow sure makes everything look very pretty, Minoru.
    You photographs are wonderful.

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! A wonderful garden! I love the last photo!

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    1. Dear marry.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  9. What a pity ... I hope that trees and flowers in a park were not heavy damaged... even though the photos with the snow are very magical......

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    1. Dear Viera.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope so too.

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  10. Stunning photos, snow on flowers has a own aesthetics.

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    1. Dear Christian.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  11. Elegant photography of the Tokyo garden in snow ~ especially like the red camellia with snow on it ~ thanks ~ great post for OWT ~

    carol and artmusedog
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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    1. Dear Carol.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  12. i enjoy your wintry scenes. lovely.

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    1. Dear Photo Cache.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  13. Snow makes everything so beautiful! I especially like your photo of the red flower in the snow.

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    1. Dear Linda.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  14. こんにちは
    六義園の雪景色は素晴らしいですね。2枚目の誰の足跡も付いてない風景は凄いです。
    雪を被った白梅、紅梅が、いい塩梅!!
    こういう日は六義園にご自宅が近いというメリットを最大限に活かせますね。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。雪で用事がキャンセルされまして急に時間が空いたので行って来ました。10人前後の来園者がいましたが、とても静かでした。”紅梅、白梅が、いい塩梅”に座布団一枚です。
       

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  15. Those photos are lovely, Minoru. The contrast of white against the background are amazing to look at.

    Thank you for the info on the camera companies too :)

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    1.  Dear lina.
      Thank you very much for your comment. You are the only one who refered about camera information. Thank you again.

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  16. Lovely images of the garden with a blanket of snow. So pretty. Beautiful scenes. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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    1. Dear Eileen. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  17. Hi Minoru
    I know all about your snow as I have three Japanese girls staying, I have written about them in my blog last week and said I wish you were nearer to help!! The photos are lovely, it looks beautiful. It is very interesting to read about the camera companies and their names, as I am learning a lot about the issues of pronunciation.
    Enjoy the snow!
    Wren x

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    1. Dear Wren.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Many people in local areas are isolating even now. We had heavy snowfalls in many regions in our country. Thank you for reading about my camera information.

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  18. Lessee, 2.54 cm to the inch; that's about 13 inches! Yow!
    But pretty effect.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  19. 六義園の日本らしい雪景色、シーンと静まり返りすてきですね。近くにお住まいなら、しょっちゅう行けていいですね。
    キャノンの名義変更はおもしろいです。
    Enjoy winter!

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    1. Dear sarah.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。この庭園は、柳沢吉保の上屋敷です。奈良の大和郡山城との縁が深いです。
       枝垂れ桜がとても綺麗です。

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  20. I am surprised to see so much snow in Tokyo. What pretty photos it makes though.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  21. Such quiet beauty created by the snowfall. Lovely photos.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  22. しんと静まり返ったモノクロの公園の美しさから、徐々に生気がよみがえってきたような最後の愛らしいショット。いいですね。梅の花もさぞかし冷たさに面喰ったかもしれませんが、ますます凛と咲くことでしょう。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      こんばんは。お久しぶりです。ありがとうございます。 桜の頃も素晴らしいです。

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  23. So pretty looking the snow! beautiful captures..
    Have a nice day..

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  24. Beautiful winter postcards!!
    The flowers are very beautiful in that white robe.
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  25. A lot of beauty in the snowy winter. Your photos are fantastic! Wishing you a great weekend :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  27. This serie is really amazing ! I love pictures of snow, cause we don't much of this here in Brittany, but yours are particulary interesting... Well done !

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  28. Everything is transformed by a covering of snow....how beautiful! I hope the blossoms recover.

    Best wishes,
    Ruby

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    1. Dear Ruby.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  29. So pretty gift of the winter!! all picture looking beautiful..

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  30. We all heard about the sudden heavy snow falls in Tokyo over the news. You were patient to snap the photos in the cold to share. Thank you so much.
    Your beautiful shots reminds me of the Ansel Adams Gallery in San Francisco where he shot many snowy photos of Yosemite National Park, just like yours.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my photos.

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  31. とてもきれいなポストですね。 気持ちが洗われるようです。

    メールは私の方には届いていません。nipponnin@gmail.com までもう一度旅の質問に答えていただくと助かります。よろしくお願いします。

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