February 15, 2018

Ueno Toshogu Shrine on the Snowy Friday Morning




I went to Ueno Toshogu Shrine on a snowy morning in order to take photos of winter peonies in the snow.
I got to the shrine around nine, but the peony garden in the shrine open at nine thirty.
Befor the garden open, I walked around the shrine, and I had a different impression to when I had ever visited there.
There were a few visitors in the shrine.
In the snow, structures and the approach of the shrine were far more beautiful and fantastic than I had anticipated.

Shooting date : February 2, 2018


You can see my other articles about Ueno Toshogu shrine and its peony garden from the links below.

Golden Shrine
Karamon Gate at Ueno Toshogu Shrine Late in Autumn
Stone Guardian Dog with Crimson Leaves
Row of Stone Lanterns and Autumn Leaves
Ueno Toshogu Shrine on a Cloudy Monday
Guardian Dogs at Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Winter Peonies in the Snow
Japanese Rock Garden at Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden
Winter peony at Ueno Toshogu Shrine

     

February 7, 2018

Winter Peonies in the Snow





Winter peonies having a snowy day at the peony garden of Ueno Toshogu shrine.
Those peonies are protected by traditional winter shelters weaved from rice straw.

Shooting date : February 2, 2018

January 17, 2018

Akihabara Gigo




Akihabara Gigo(Sega Akihabara #2) is a Sega-branded amusement arcade in Akihabara Electric Town.

Shooting date : January 13, 2018

December 24, 2017

Golden Shrine




The shrine structure of Ueno Toshogu was built in 1651, and survived both the great kanto earthquake of 1923 and world war 2.
The shrine structure is also called golden shrine, because all the pillars and doors are gilded with gold foil. 

Shooting date : December 3, 2017

December 21, 2017

Carving on the Wall




Main structure of Ueno Toshogu shrine is surrounded by a wall which is decorated with many carvings.

Shooting date : December 3, 2017

December 16, 2017

Karamon Gate at Ueno Toshogu Shrine Late in Autumn



If you walk along the approach from the entrance of Ueno Toshogu shrine, you will faced to the gate.
That gate is called "Karamon".
In late autumn,  not only the gate but also leaves around the gate are colorful.

Shooting date : December 3, 2017

December 11, 2017

Stone Guardian Dog with Crimson Leaves



An stone guardian dog at Ueno Toshogu shrine, autumn leaves of Japanese maple in the back ground.

Shooting date : December 3, 2017