Friday, June 13, 2014

MIZUMOTO PARK IN TOKYO.

         It's a Japanese iris season now. We went to Mizumoto park at Katusika in Tokyo.

                  花菖蒲を見に水元公園に行きました。


A large pond in this park.

吉宗の時代に作られた、小合溜井(こあいためい)です。



Japanese iris flowers.



A iris garden.


Hydrangea and iris flowers.


By macro lens.


I tried to take a bokeh photo.

ボケ写真を撮ってみました。

A grey heron was looking for fish.

アオサギが魚を狙っています。

A great cormorant.

カワウです。 ウミウの嘴は赤色です。

A dragonfly.

シオカラトンボです。

A damselfly. イトトンボです。



Mishimabaikamo. ミシマバイカモです。


There is a water lily garden too. 水連です。


Two water lily flowers.


By macro lens.


Rakanmaki. 羅漢マキです。



On the way to the railroad station.
We visited a temple named Nanzoin.


There is a stone image of Jizo which is bound by ropes.

南蔵院の大岡政談で有名な「しばられ地蔵」です。

His face. 

Why he is bound? Each people would bind the Jizo to offer a prayer with a vow.
When each one's wish granted, each people would untie the rope.

「しばられ地蔵」は中国の古典からとられたフィクショウンです。
東京には他に、文京区の林泉寺、品川区の、願行寺に同じような地蔵がいます。

Sharing with Sky Watch Friday. Today's Flowers.













62 comments:

  1. Wow, the irises and hydrangea are all beautiful. Lovely scenery and beautiful photos..

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  2. I wish to see the iris flowers one day. ^^

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  4. Minoruさん こんにちは!
    花菖蒲とアオサギのナイスショットに感動しました。 彼の眼付の鋭さ大好きです。 
    イトトンボは今では珍しくなりましたが、珍し花、コバイカモの花にとまる絵もしっかり収められる秘訣は、持久戦でしょうか? 水元公園に行って娘のご縁祈願に願掛け縄をかけてみたいです。苦しそうなお地蔵様のお顔 皆の為、がんばって!!

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    1. Dear Anzu sama
      おはようございます。アオサギは魚に気づかれないように全く動きませんでした。プロの魂を見たようです。
       コバイカモと書いたのは、通称のようで、三島梅花藻に訂正させていただきます。梅花藻は水の中で咲き、 三島梅花藻は地上で咲く様です。
       イトトンボの写真は運が良くすぐ撮れました。
       南蔵院の縄は1本100円です、是非お気軽にいらして下さい。

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  5. nice one,more like a floating garden

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  6. Thank you for sharing so much color and so many flowers!

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  7. Beautiful photography ~ beautiful flowers and love the stone face ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I've never seen so many waterlilies in one place, and those irises are so beautiful, Minoru.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Those irises are beautiful! Nice photos. I like your water lilies too.

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  10. What a serene and beautiful place! I can't believe it's in Tokyo! I love the hydrangeas, but the irises are my favorite - especially that lovely iris garden (I've never seen anything quite like it before) and your bokeh photo. Stunning! Your irises look quite different from the varieties I've seen here. The water lily garden is beautiful too ~ they always look so tranquil. And of course I love all the winged critters who were visiting the gardens that day too. :-)

    Poor Jizo, I feel claustrophobic just looking at him!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel very happy you like my post.I think so that Jizo is very poor. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Hello Minoru, stopping back to say thank you for linking up to the critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  12. Hello Minoru, A wonderful series of photos as usual. I love the irises and the waterlilies. Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. That second shot really caught my eye. Beautiful post!

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  14. °º。✿✿彡
    Parque encantador onde há muita paz e serenidade.
    Jardins de flores lindas, coloridas e delicadas.
    Fotos magníficas.

    °º。✿
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.✿º°。

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  15. So beautiful park. Lots of wonderful things to see there!
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/06/lotus-buds-and-bloom.html

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  16. Minoru, I am delighted with your photographs. You showed a wonderful place. Garden of irises is wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  17. That park is the perfect setting for those beautiful irises.

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  18. へえー!東京にもこんな場所があるんだ。 写真がきれいですね。 次はどこに行くとかいつも計画してるんですか? 優雅な生活ですね。 

    今の予定では、名古屋か京都から金沢へ行き、下呂温泉の方へ下って行こうかと思ってます。 どうでしょう? 後は未定です。 さいとうさんのブログをしっかり見て、研究してます。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 下呂温泉にいらっしゃるのでしたら、飛騨高山か、白川郷も行けるかもしれません。 白川郷は、街の中心部から「展望台」行きのバスが20分に1本出ています。
      展望台から見た白川郷はとても素敵です。(ポスターの写真はたいていこの展望台から撮ってます。)
       明日から、利尻、礼文に行って来ます。 雨が心配です。

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    2. 良い情報をいただいてありがとうございます。 そのあたりの旅館を調べてみます。 

      トンボの違いもすぐ見てわかるのですか? 私の目から見れば、あっ、トンボだ!ぐらいです。すごい!

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    3.  Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。 どういたしまして。 シオカラトンボとムギワラトンボの違いは私と同じ年代の人では誰でも分かると思います。 イトトンボの特定は種類が多くて難しいです。

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  19. I love the wide open spaces in this park! (Also,of course, the colours of the hydrangea and irises.)

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  21. Beautiful nature Minoru share today. That garden is wonderful!
    Good Sunday.Y Buena semana.;)
    a hug

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  22. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe uma abençoada semana.
    Lindas imagens, amei cada detalhe!!!!!!!!!!!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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  23. wonderful photo captures. the third one is especially pretty.

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  24. 東京って公園が多くていいですね。ボケ写真、きれいに撮れてますね。花菖蒲の多彩な色がとてもうつくしいです。前回の立山も見せていただきました。あんなに雪がまだ残っているのには驚きました。子供たちが小さい時、家族で夏休みに、立山登山をし、親子のライチョウに出会ったのを思い出しました。
    Have a nice day!

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      こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。立山で雷鳥をこんなに身近に見る事が出来ると思っていませんでしたので、感動しました。 思い出が蘇って良かったですね。

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  25. I cannot believe such a magical place exists in Tokyo! I have added it to my next trip's plans. Thank you for one more excellent visiting idea!

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  26. What a gorgeous park - so pretty!

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  27. What a beautiful park you have there. Thanks for taking me along on your walk. Great photos of animals and flowers!

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  28. ご無沙汰しています。東京の公園の見事さは、この春東京に行って実感しました。人口の密集した大都会なのに、あるいはそうだからこそ広い敷地に豊かな緑と水と花と自然が大切に守られているのでしょうね。
    気が付いてみたら、アジサイ、花ショウブの季節ですね。美しいお写真を拝見していたら、また私も写真を撮りにでかけたくなりました。

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      こんばんは。ここは東京の郊外に近いので都立公園では一番の広さです。 是非、美しい写真の撮影にお出かけ下さい。

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  29. Wow. What a stunning place to visit this time of year.

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  30. Wow... Beautiful scenery and excellent photos...

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