Sunday, March 1, 2015

A METROPOLITAN GARDEN IN OUR CITY.

          There are many metropolitan gardens in Tokyo. We went to a garden in our city.


Koishikawa-Korakuen.



There is a Japanese apricot forest in this garden.



A weeping double flower Japanese apricot tree.

枝垂れ梅(八重)です。


A red flower.


A white flower.


Amur adonis flowers. 福寿草です。


By macro lens.


Sansyuyu. サンシュユです。



By macro lens.


 A Japanese style tavern in old days.



Snow protection for trees.


Engenkyo Bridge. i.e  A full moon Bridge. 円月橋です。

The reflection would make a full moon  on the water.


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72 comments:

  1. 東京一円には公園が多いですね。小石川後楽園も一度はいると一日中楽しめそう、写真を撮っていると時間の経つのが早いですから。円月橋の説明は、中秋の満月の日に橋の下の水に満月が映るということですか?

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。 水戸光圀の時に作られた橋です(日本初の石のアーチ型の橋とも言われています。)。 満月の様に見える場所があるのですが、障害物が写ってしまうので、この場所から撮りました。
       この庭園に神田上水を引き込んで有りまして、その上水にかかる橋です。 なんと贅沢なと思ってしまいます。 水戸家の庭園ですから、梅が多く植えてあったそうです。

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  2. What a lovely tour of the garden.. The blossoms and flowers are gorgeous.. And I love the bridge.. Great post and photos.. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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

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  3. This is the first time I am seeing how Adonis flowers looked like. So vibrant and nice.
    I like the snow protection straws that look like scare crows after being tied up! LOL
    The bridge is also nice and unique. Thank you for your fabulous photos.

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  4. Love all your photos of the blossoms, Our trees are blossoming now too - about three weeks early!

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  5. ه°·✿

    Imagens lindas... um mar de flores perfumadas em um jardim maravilhoso!...
    Bom mês! Ótima semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ♪♬♫° ·.

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  6. Minoru, those apricot trees are just beautiful.
    They remind me very much of our cherry trees which will bloom here in the spring.
    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Oh this is beautiful to see the Cherry Blossoms and the beautiful park and Spring like ambiance ~ Gorgeous photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. You are so lucky to have blooming trees and flowers in winter! I love the snow protection - so sculptural. The Moon Bridge reminds me of the one in the fable about the Three Trolls.

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  9. a beautiful garden. the arch bridge is gorgeous.

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  11. beautiful photos of spring flowers. Love them all.

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  12. Beautiful fruit blooming, and a fascinating bridge!

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  13. How wonderful to see spring in full bloom! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with these beautiful little blossoms Minoru :-)

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  14. Blooming trees look great! I wish you a wonderful spring!

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  15. Lovely cherry blossoms and so gorgeous images of graden in this series!! Have a Happy Spring and a sunny first week of March!

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  16. Beautiful pictures, I love the ones of the cherry blossoms.

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  18. Hi Minoru, I love all the flowers and the bridge is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. Japanese gardens are known for their zen quality. The tavern design is pretty.

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  21. Pretty pink and white blossoms and a lovely bridge

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  22. Beautiful shares! I love those bright colorful flowers and that double flowering apricot tree. The trunk is thin but the blossoms are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. beautiful photos! I love the flowers on the apricot tree

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  24. Japanese Gardens are beautiful. I've been a few in the US. Love the landscaping and the traditional structures.
    Lovely sights, here Minoru. Nice to know about the snow-shelter. Interesting.
    Happy Lunar New year. :)

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  25. Hi Minoru, your pictures are great, as always! I like the macros a lot and I wonder you have already blooming trees - is it so warm in Tokyo now? We had a long winter, I'm waiting for the time when my cherry trees and magnolias will bloom. Thank you for sharing and for your visit on my site!

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    1. Dear Ioana.
      Thank you very much for your comment. We do not have snow in winter usually. Early blooming cherry started from a few days ago. Many sunny days would last in Tokyo in winter.

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  26. Lovely images and am dwelling on the pictures with the lovely blossoms. We are all waiting for spring over here.

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  27. Spring is approaching;)) Beautiful bridge, Minoru !!
    Good Tuesdays.
    a hug.

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  28. Hi Minoru, thanks for another beautiful post.......again you show how lovingly Japanese trees are protected. The tavern looks very small ~ would this have been a usual size?

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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    1. Dear Ruby.
      Thank you very much for your comment. This tavern was used a long long time ago. I think very small for these years.

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    2. Minoru, thanks for the prediction of good things to come.....I'll be aware!!!

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    3. Dear Ruby.
      Thank you. I feel happy too.

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  29. 梅の花がかなり素敵です。この公園メモっておきます。のどかですね。暖かい宮古島から戻って、寒さを強く感じてるこのところではありませんか? 暦の上での春がもう少しでやって来ますが、アメリカの各地ではまだ大雪で大変です。雪で困っている方々の為に早い春を願っています。 

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんにちは。石垣島から、先程帰りました。 東京は、今日最高気温が8度でした。数日中にブログアップします。

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  30. What beautiful blossoms on the apricot trees. Love the half moon bridge.

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  31. The blossom is so pretty

    Mollyxxx

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  32. The garden in your city is quite beautiful, and you've shared some superb photos of it with us in this blog post. Thanks for that.

    Have a nice day.

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  33. So beautiful to see spring there already.

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  34. I love garden in Japan, been to shinbakoin, love it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

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    1. Dear Kirsty.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Shiba-koen is located in the central area in Tokyo.

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  35. Querida

    Mulher... Um ser forte de aparência delicada
    Exuberante por obra do grandioso criador
    Amada por suas qualidades
    Querida por sua capacidade criativa
    Respeitada pela sua nobreza de caráter

    Parabéns não apenas pelo dia 08 de março mas pelos outros 364 dias em que mostra a tua fibra por serdes essencialmente MULHER

    Beijos com meu especial carinho

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