April 29, 2016

Azaleas by the Tea Pavilion



The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is a nice spot for viewing azaleas.
Especially, I like the azaleas by the tea pavilion.

Shooting date : April 20, 2016.

April 26, 2016

Late Blooming Cherry Blossoms at the Site of Former Edo Castle




Shooting date : April 20, 2016.

Yaezakura and Clouds



Yaezakura is a general term of cherry blossoms which have multi-layered petals.
That cherry blossom is a type of Yaezakura called "Kanzan".
I took this photo at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

Shooting date : April 20, 2016.

April 12, 2016

Cherry Tree and Shinobazu-Bentendo at Night



A cherry tree by Shinobazu Pond.
If the cherry tree had been in full bloom, I could not have captured the illuminated Shinobazu-Bentendo hall in this angle.

Shooting date : March 31, 2016.

April 8, 2016

Ueno Park with Cherry Blossoms at Dusk




Those Japanese lanterns for cherry blossoms festival were already lit.
There were still a lot of people viewing the blossoms in the park.

Shooting date : March 31, 2016.

April 7, 2016

Sacred Pond Garden at Yasukuni shrine in Cherry Blossom Time



Yasukuni shrine is one of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing spot in Tokyo,
This garden is located behind the maine hall of the shrine.
Although so many people visited the shrine to view cherry blossoms, the garden is calm.

Shooting date : March 31, 2016.




April 6, 2016

Sacred Concert at Yasukuni Shrine




When I visited Yasukuni shrine to view cherry blossoms, they were performing sacred concert on the Noh stage.

Shooting date : March 31, 2016.

April 3, 2016

Tayasu-mon Gate with Cherry blossoms



Tayasu-mon Gate is a former Edo castle's gate and an entrance to Kitanomaru park.



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Shooting date : March 31, 2016.

April 2, 2016

Ushigafuchi Moat and Cherry Blossoms



Ushigafuchi moat is a former Edo castle's inner moat.
When I took this photo, those cherry blossoms were not in full bloom yet.

Shooting date : March 31, 2016.