December 8, 2018

Kiyosumi Gardens






Kiyosumi Gardens is a Japanese-style garden located in Koto ward.
A beautiful pond located on the center of the garden occupy large portion of the garden.
The garden is rich in nature, and many rare stones gathered from all over Japan are arranged in the garden.


Shooting date : November 25, 2018 

November 30, 2018

Japanese Wax Tree at Kiyosumi Gardens



I took this photo five days ago.
Usually, color of leaves on that tree change to deep red in middle of November, but some green leaves still remained on that time.
I suppose it was affected by big typhoons visited here in Tokyo in this summer.


Shooting date : November 25, 2018

November 14, 2018

Akihabara Station Eeast Side Traffic Square



That square was developed in 2005.

Shooting date : October 24, 2018

November 1, 2018

Kiyomizu Kannondo



Kiyomizu Kannondo is a hall of Kaneiji Temple.
It is located on a clif at southern part of Ueno Park.
This hall was modeled after Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto, and it has a large vermilion stage.

Shooting date : October 24, 2018 

October 29, 2018

Monster Stone Lantern in Ueno Park




A huge stone lantern standing near Ueno Toshogu shrine in Ueno park.
It is around 6 meters tall, and called "OBAKE TORO (monster lantern)", because of its hugeness.

Shooting date : October 24, 2018 



September 6, 2018

Statue of Ota Dokan at Tokyo International Forum



A statue of Samurai wearing a Japanese woven hat and having a bow in a modern high-tech style building.
Ota Dokan (1432-1486) is a samurai in late Muromachi period, and he is well known as the builder of the Edo castle.
Tokyo International Forum is a convention center located close to Tokyo and Yurakucho stations.

Shooting date : July 12, 2018

August 2, 2018

Japanese Style Garden Pond at Hibiya Park




This is a pond called Shinji-ike.
Hibiya park was created as a western style park, but the pond and the surroundings are designed as Japanese traditional style garden.

This pond was used to be a part of one of moats of Edo castle.
You can see stone walls on the side of the pond.


Shooting date : July 12, 2018