March 16, 2016

Statue of Kusunoki Masashige





This bronze statue stands in Imperial Palace Plaza.
Kusunoki Masashige(1294?-1336) was a gallant Samurai who fought for Emperor Godaigo.


Shooting date : February 28, 2016.

March 14, 2016

Kikyo-mon Gate



View of the Kikyo-mon gate from Imperial Palace Plaza.
In Edo period, it was one of the gates of Edo castle.

Shooting date : February 28, 2016.

March 6, 2016

Night View of Yushima Tenjin Shrine with Ume Blossoms




Yushima Tenjin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Bunkyo ward.
The shrine is well known for its beautiful Ume blossoms.
This year,the shrine is lighted up during Bunkyo Ume blossom festival.


Shooting date : February 28, 2016.

March 2, 2016

The Suwa Tea-pavilion at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace



After I took photos of Ume blossoms at Bairin-zaka slope, I moved to an area in the East gardens named "Ninomaru garden".
There is a beautiful architecture at bottom of the garden.
In early spring(late winter), white and pink Ume blossoms are blooming by it.

Shooting date : February 28, 2016.

March 1, 2016

Bairin-zaka Slope at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace




About 50 Ume blossom trees are planted around the slope.

Shooting date : February 28, 2016.