Monday, December 21, 2015

REVISITING TO THE IMPERIAL PALACE.

Revisiting to the imperial palace,we could take notice of something every time.



We started from Sakuradamon gate as same as the previous time. 外桜田門。




Koraimon gate from the inside. 高麗門。




Watariyaguramon gate. 渡り櫓門。



Gangi, or stone steps to the gate. 雁木。




Kikyoumon gate. 桔梗門(内桜田門)。



Kirikomihagi,or stone works  which were made by the blue print.

切込み接(きりこみはぎ)。



Tatumi Yagura, or Southeast turret. 辰巳櫓。





Zooming up,  the turret is overhanging. Firearms were used from the overhanging area
to protect the castle.




Syachihoko,or a fabulous dolphin like fish which was used to decorate the roof-ridge 
of a Japanese castle.

大手門の鯱。



Doshinbansho, or a guard house. 同心番所。





Hyakninbansho, a guard house too. 百人番所。




A kind of stone works at the early stages.

初期の算木積み。



A kind of stone works at the later stages.

後期の算木積み。





Other kind of stone works.  石積みの進化。






A very famous area, a historical trouble happened here.

松の廊下跡。




Beautiful wax trees. ハゼ。



A Japanese maple tree.




A flowering quince. ボケ。




Yuzuriha. A very lucky tree. ユズリハ。





The leaves of a good lucky tree.




A great cormorant in a moat. カワウ。




A swan in a moat too.





Fushimi Yagura.  the most beautiful turret in the imperial palace.

伏見櫓。




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44 comments:

  1. Olá Minoru
    Que imagens fantásticas! Um passeio que deixa saudades
    Obrigada por sua doce companhia e que nos próximos 365 dias haja novos encontros que nos permitam intensificar os elos de carinho e terna amizade
    Desejo que a caixa de presente que você receber venha cheiinha de
    ternura, compreensão, bondade, esperança, fé, perdão, paz e muito amor
    Um natal feliz e um ano novo pleno de êxitos
    Beijokas perfumadas

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  2. Amazing engineering and so pretty. I really love bridges with arches too.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  3. Very beautiful series. I love the colours and reflections in your photos!

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

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  4. Your last photo is great! Love the palaces and the lovely fall colors.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  6. Fascinating! I'm so glad I stopped by, and so glad you linked up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/time-for-tune-up.html

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  7. The Kirikomihagi or stone works is really stunning - what a great piece of art of the builder.
    Here in Europe we are short prior the most important holiday season of the year - Christmas.
    So I may wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year as well, although you are living in a different religious culture, Minoru-san!
    Regards from Germany, Uwe.

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    1. Dear Uwe.
      Thank you very much for your comment. We would say a Merry Christmas in the season, but no relationship wit Christianity. A happy New Year for you.

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  8. Para si e sua família desejo um Natal de Luz! Abençoado e repleto de alegrias.
    AG

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  9. What a beautiful place with so much to see.

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  10. Lovely photos Minoru.

    Were you there for Emperor Akihito's birthday?

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    1. Dear lina.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I went to go to a bridge club to play contract bridge. My wife was in our home.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, my friend ... I wish you a Merry Christmas ♥.
    Un abrazo.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. A Merry Christmas for you too.

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  12. Hello Minoru, It's a beautiful place. I love the last photo. Take care!

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  13. Wonderful series of photos from this so amazing historical place! I enjoyed every details shown/presented by you and I must say that we are very lucky (like the tree leaves in your published post)to see such beautiful places from your part of the world! Now, in here, it's the time for holidays and i want to wish you all the best with lots of good cheer, good health and warmth in souls! Wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas! Happy Winter Holidays to you and the whole family! Crăciun fericit and greetings from Bucharest!

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    1. Dear Alexa.
      YOur comments always make me happy. Thank you very much. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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  14. Oh I am going back to the older times.

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  15. I wish you a happy new year full of happiness ♥ And to continue sharing;)
    Feliz año nuevo Minoru ;)
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Dear Laura.
      Happy New Year! I came from a trip yesterday.

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  16. Your photos of the palace is very beautiful and interesting. I do not have such nice photos in my camera. The trees are lovely in real Autumn colours.
    Wishing you a Happy & Healthier New Year 2016!

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Happy New Year. Thank you very much for your comment. I came from a trip yesterday.

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  17. Happy New Year!
    昨年は大変お世話になりました。
    今年もよろしくお願いします。

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    1. Dear Londo Caller.
      新年おめでとうございます。 今年も宜しくお願いします。

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  18. Happy New Year to you.
    Same from my mushroom friends from the galaxy.

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      Happy New Year. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  19. Gorgeous pictures !!
    Happy New Year !!

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    1. Dear Ela.
      Happy New Year! Thank you very much for your comment.

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  20. お帰りなさい。
    私もいつか沖縄に遊びに行きたいんですね。
    来月札幌に雪まつりを見に行く予定です。^^
    でも、今年の冬はかなり暖かいので、ちょっと心配です。

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    1. London Caller 様
       おはようございます。 札幌は暖冬でも雪不足は滅多にありません。是非楽しんで来てください。

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  21. There is something beautifully serene about Japanese photos, these are gorgeous! I love the swan and the reflections!
    Wren x

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  22. great post with many beautiful photos and trees, love the especially the bright colors of the maple leaves and the trees at Kikyoumon gate.

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