Saturday, April 19, 2014

A CASTLE IN ONE NIGHT.

There was a castle named the castle in one night at Odawara in Kanagawa.

                  On the way to Odawara,we could see Mt.Fuji clearly.

   テレビドラマ「軍師官兵衛」の先取りで、石垣山の一夜城を見て来ました。

Mt.Fuji.



The castle was located on the top of Mt.Ishigaki., remains only the castle.



Walking this lane,we arrived at the castle.



The castle site,named Ishigaki castle.

一夜城の二の丸跡です。



We could see from near the castle site.

相模湾です。ここにも秀吉側の船が陣取ってました。



We could see the enemy castle,Odawara castle. too.

小田原城は平城でした。


Zooming up. This castle is located on the plains.

ここで行われた会議が「小田原評定」でした。

Toyotomi Hideyoshi laid siege to Odawada castle. Then secretly made Ishigaki castle.
Constructing the castle ,he ordered the deforestation.

Ishigaki castle were looked as if it were made in one night.

The lord of Odawara castle lost the will to fight. And surrendered in a few months.

There were not so many fallen solders in both side.

小田原城を包囲した後、本格的な山城を作り、毎日宴会をして、敵の戦意喪失を待ちました。

気を見て、官兵衛が丸腰で小田原城に出向き、降伏を説得したそうです。



Odawara castle tower( reconstruction).



Walking around Mt.Ishigaki,I looked many flowers and blossoms.



Two kind of cherry blossoms.
左、山桜  右、大島桜です。


Azalea. ツツジです。



Azalea family. ドウダンツツジです。



Japanese iris. シャガです。


By macro lens.



Dandelion.



By macro lens.


Kerria shrubs. ヤマブキです。


A kind of raspberry. クサイチゴです。


Violet. タチツボスミレです。



Houtyakuso. 五重塔に付いている、風鐸からきた名前です。


Kiranso. キランソウ(地獄の釜の蓋)です。


Cobra lily Urashima. ウラシマソウです。


Spathe. 仏炎包です。

雄の花から出たキノコバエが雌の花に入り受粉をさせます。 しかし、雌の花には
出口が有りません。 そのキノコバエは役目を果たすと、そこで寿命を終えます。

Any fungus grat would enter  male spathe,and then would go to female spathe with pollens on its body. After pollination this insect would search the exit. But no exit in female spathe,
After the pollination,the death would be waiting for any fungus grat.




























63 comments:

  1. How beautiful that Mt. Fuji is! I was not familiar with Kanbei but he must be a quite negotiator and brave fellow. Are you watching the show? How do you like it?

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I like real history TV programs. I do not watch fiction dramas usually. Kanbei is vey famous. Hideyoshi said "if there were no Kanbei, I could not unify the country."

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  2. Lovely flower shots! And great photo of Mt. Fuji.

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

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  3. お城を上から眺める場所があるのは珍しいような気がします。
    歴史を知っていると相模湾に浮かぶ船を想うことができるのですね! 
    様々なお花の名前と性質をご存知で素敵です。 愛情を持って撮られているのがよく分ります。
    仏炎包 の命名も驚きです。  素晴らしい1日をshare頂けてとても楽しめました。 

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    1. Dear Anzu.
      こんにちは。コメントありがとうございます。以前から行きたかった所へやっと行けました。秀吉の小田原攻めの概要が分かった様な気がします。 伊達正宗の白装束の話や「のぼうの城」で有名な忍城の事が全て繋がりました。

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  4. This post is absolutely breathtaking Minoru! What a wonderful place to visit. It shows beautifully what a great photographer you are. From the amazing mountain shot to the macro flowers, every photo is perfection. (The Spring flowers are wonderful!)

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

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  5. Wonderful shots of the flowers, architecture and landscape.

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

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  6. Hi Minoru, Lovely shots of the gorgeous flowers. Enjoy your weekend!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  7. What a beautiful place ! I am delighted with flowering trees.
    Really gorgeous photos !
    Greetings

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

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  8. Your world is amazing! Awesome captures!
    Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  9. The Odawara castle tower is beautiful! and also the flower you posted for Today's flowers (is it an orchid?). Thank you for taking us on your trip!

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    1. Dear Janett.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The flower belongs to Iris family. Wishing you a wonderful sunday.

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  10. The views you have captured here, Minoru are just gorgeous, and as always, I love the flowers you find.

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

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  11. おはようございます
    このブログをご覧になってる外国人の方は、1枚目の富士山の写真で驚きの声をあげるでしょうね。
    日本人の僕でも一瞬、息をのむ美しさです。頂上近くはまだきれいに冠雪してますね。
    富士山、相模湾、城も素敵な写真ばかりですが、今日は山野草が多いので、名前をしっかりと確認しながら
    観賞させていただきました。

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    1.  弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。コメントありがとうございます。富士山の写真は、小田原厚木ドウロの料金所付近で撮りました。
       とても美しかったです。  山野草を良く見ていただき感謝しています。

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  12. 再建されたお城も悪くはありませんが、二の丸跡のようなところで過去を想像するのが好きです。次に続く相模湾のお写真とみのる様の叙述のおかげでより想像を掻きたてられました。戦は上から地理的、軍事的な地形を眺めますと勝敗の行方もわかるような気がします。琵琶湖の賤ヶ岳に登った時にもそう感じました。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。そうですね。石垣城で毎晩宴会をして、騒いで、自軍が圧倒的に有利である事を誇示した事は良く知られています。
       どのように築城したか、など想像をかきたてられる事ばかりです。
       桶狭間に行ってがっかりしましたが賤ヶ岳には行ってみたいです。、

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  13. Dearest Minoru-san;
    Wow; what fantastic series of pictures♡♡♡ I haven't seen Mt. Fuji yet and not may castles. I WISH to see with my own eyes at least once p;) Sadly, I don't have time to see 大河ドラマ each week like younger days; must have been fascinating to visit the historic place following the story.
    I truly enjoyed your pictures of beautiful flowers, some I didn't know. I wondered how the name Kiranso. キランソウ(地獄の釜の蓋) came from and checked with pc :-)

    Sincerely from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

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    1. Dear Miyako sama.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will go to Mt.Fuji in some future. There are many queer names about wild flowers. For example, 「屁糞葛」、「継子の尻ぬぐい」、「秋の鰻掴み」。

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  15. I loved the winding pathway to the castle - lovely scenes and beautiful flowers

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  16. Pretty clever strategy. It must have very demoralizing for the enemy to suddenly see this castle appear.
    The photos of the wildflowers are beautiful.

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    1. Dear Pat.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like the strategy.

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  17. Mt.Fuji is unbelievable...
    Nice castle and flowering too!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  18. Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us Today's Flowers. A wonderful post!

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  19. BEautiful, beautiful Minoru. I'm sorry your photo didn't show up on the link. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Dear Laura.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I will try to upload my photo soon.

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  20. Majestic mountain and lovely shots.

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  21. I love the Mt. Fuji photo, what a gorgeous view! The flowers are lovely, awesome macro shots. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing your world. Have a happy week!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  22. Stunning views, and your blooms are beautiful!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  23. Wow on the Mount Fuji image, love all the blooms. Great post!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  24. Another of your wonderful posts, informative, beautiful and so well photographed. I love the look at Mt. Fuji.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  25. ...the flowers, the mountain, the castle tower...such a thrill to go along with you on this journey!! Thanks.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  26. Impressive Mount Fuji, is a beauty!
    Minoru Gracia for sharing. Spring is beautiful
    Good Tuesdays.
    a hug.

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes. Paco goes well;)
      a hug.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  27. The view onto Mount Fuji...so great. love all the images of the flowers! Have a good week!

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  28. That picture of Mt Fiji is so fantastic!

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  29. Great photo of Mt. Fuji. I really like

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  30. a beautiful castle with a majestic view.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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