Monday, May 5, 2014

HIROSAKI CASTLE IN AOMORI.

    We went to 3 day tour. I usually go with my wife.This time my son and his wife joined with us.
We went to to Hirosaki castle at first.


      東北へ2泊3日の旅へ息子夫婦と4人で出かけました。最初は弘前城です。

Hirosaki castle. 弘前城です。



The castle and the moat.



The castle and weeping cherry blossoms.



This moat was covered with cherry petals.

お濠は桜の花びらでいっぱいでした。


We could see Mt.Iwaki  clearly.

お城の本丸から岩木山が見えました。



Mt.Iwaki and the moat.



Zooming up.



Kofuku cherry blossoms. 子福桜です。



By macro lens.



Ukon cherry blossoms. ウコンです。











54 comments:

  1. Beautiful views !
    Greetings from Romania!

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  2. Wow, GORGEOUS cherry blossom pictures form Tohoku; it must be a wonderful family trip. I'm fascinated with every beautiful picture, Minoru-san. And I've never heard of 'Ukon cherry blossoms'. Just only one for the medical use p;) Thank you very much for sharing amazing pictures with us♪♪♪

    Sincerely from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

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      Thank you very much for your comment.I feel happy you like my post. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  3. fantastic view, i love to walk out there ..

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  4. Hello Minoru,

    Japan is so beautiful. Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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  5. こんばんは、4枚目のお堀と、お堀を埋め尽くした桜の花びらは、凄い写真ですね。圧倒的な迫力です。
    花が咲いてる桜を見るのもいいですが、こういう堀を埋め尽くす花びらというのも素敵だと思います。
    旅の同行者が、二人増えて良かったですね。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。ソメイトシノの満開は過ぎていましたが、それなりに楽しめました。
        増えた2人にいまだに脛をかじられています。

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  6. Beautiful ... Thank Minoru, for sharing the beauty of your home with us.
    Happy Monday.
    a hug

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  7. ご子息ご夫婦との旅行。 楽しいでしょうね! 私達も早く一人娘に嫁いでもらって4人で一緒に旅行できればいいなぁと思います。 弘前城を囲む桜の花は実に見事ですね! まだ雪が残る岩木山頂を流れる雲と青空、とてもクリアに見えて美しい。 どんなに時代が変わっても お城と桜とこの山並みの美しさは変わらないでほしいですね。

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    1. Dear Anzu sama.
      こんばんは。ソメイヨシノの時期は過ぎてしまいましたが、岩木山が見えて良かったです。そうですね、何事も維持するのは大変ですが、壊してしまうのは簡単です。こちらも売れ残りの娘が一人残っています。

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  8. Your flower blossom photos are lovely! What a beautiful place.

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  9. A castle, a moat, cherry blossoms overhead and at your feet, and snowcapped mountains as a backdrop to all of it. What more could anyone want? So magnificently beautiful, as always!

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  10. Una maravilla de imágenes... Muy bueno... Un saludo desde Murcia.

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  11. Hello Minoru, It's a magnificent place. I love the castle, the mountain and the cherry blossoms. Everything is gorgeous.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Minoru, the moat covered with the cherry blossom petals is so very beautiful.

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  13. goodness gracious what beautiful shots. i'm specially attracted by the moat filled with flower petals, i'm guessing it's 100 fold prettier in real life. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful scenery. The cherry blossoms are gorgeous!

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  15. Awesome photos! The moat covered with cherry blossom petals is amazing.

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  17. What magical magical shots and stunning scenery.

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  18. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful shots they remind me of my visit to Himejji. I especially love the one of the cherry blossom petals on the moat.
    Wren x

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  19. まだ東北は寒くありませんでしたか? 桜で埋められたお濠が美しいですね。岩木山は富士山にも似ていて、いい眺めだし、いい旅になったことでしょう。いいなあーとためいきが出てきます。どこか温泉に、寄られましたか?

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    1. Dear Akemi sama
      おはようございます。 ソメイヨシノの時期は少し過ぎていましたが、とても楽しめました。 岩木山が見えたのはラッキーでした。
       温泉は南玉川温泉とつなぎ温泉に泊まりました。

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  20. What spectacular photos these are. I love all the beautiful places that you share with your readers. The moat covered with cherry blossoms looks beautiful.

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  21. 弘前城の桜はため息がでる程ゴージャスですね。お堀を埋め尽くす桜も他では、見られないのでは?5年程前に東北の桜を見て回ったのですが、春の訪れが遅いので、いろんな花がいっせいに咲き乱れ、東北の春は格別だったのを思い出しました。岩木山の残雪と桜のコラボ、素敵な情景です。

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    1. Dear sarah.
      こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。ソメイヨシノは満開が過ぎていましたが、花吹雪は情緒が有りました。

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  23. Wow! Your castle photos have better settings with so much lovely flowers and mountains compared to mine!!! ha ha ha!
    I must visit this beautiful Hirosaki castle in Aomori next year.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will enjoy Hirosaki castle in near future.

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  24. お城、桜、雪山は写真撮影へのパーフェクトセッティングですね。どれもきれいですが特に2と6枚目が。親子2代の家族旅行、みのる様が写真を撮っている間ご家族は待っておられます?夫は私を待たねばならないので調子がくるうようで(申し訳ない)、たいてい時間と待ち合わせ場所を決めて別行動です。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。 お褒めいただいた2枚の写真は私の好きなものです。  妻はコンパクトデジカメで写真を撮ってます。行くへが分からなくなると、携帯で連絡します。 呑気なものです。

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  25. Wonderful and so magical sightseeings... I'd like to see such places - in all their splendor - with my own eyes, but I'm thankful for your photo passion that let us look in to your world through your camera lens... I think I already said before all these things.... Clearly is such joy in all pictures! Amazing trip... All the best to you and the whole family!

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  26. Dear Minoru,
    Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful photos of the amazing cherry blossom and that enchanting place!!! All these pretty coloured petals swimming on the water look so, so beautiful!!! I love the blossom of the trees so much and I'm happy I can visit your blog and see all these orginal Japanese trees...
    Enjoy a wonderful weekend :)
    Katrin

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  27. こんばんは

    弘前城の桜、本当にきれいです。よかったですね、こんなにステキな桜をごらんになれて。私たち、3年前に行ったのですが、5月1日だったにもかかわらず、ぜんぜん咲いていなかったのです。あ~あ。日ごろの行いが悪いからかも(笑) 一枚目のお写真がやはりどれよりも圧巻ですね。とても美しく品がありますね。

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    1. Dear sapphire.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。何を隠そう、前回はソメイヨシノは全部散っていました。 今回も散りかけていましたが、ものの憐れを感じさせて呉れました。

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