Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is a cocert hall for classical music located in Ueno park.
I took this photo today.
I think almost ginkgo trees in the park still have green leaves, but leaves of that ginkgo tree have already changed color.
A figure on Denboin-dori Street, Asakusa.
Nippon Daemon is an honorable thief in the Kabuki play called "Shiranami Gonin Otoko" (The Five Thieves).
In the play, he is the leader of a band of thieves.
The play was premiered in 1862 at Ichimuraza which was a major Kabuki theater.
Denboin-dori Street is a shopping and dinning street full of atmosphere of Edo period.
Shooting date : August 7, 2017
Please check my articles about the street from the links below.
Asakusa Nishi-sando shopping street is an arcade located west of Sensoji temple.
There is a impressive gate at the eastern end of the arcade.
Pillars of the arcade are painted vermilion, and the street surface is covered with wooden boards.
View of Tatsumi turret and buildings on Marunouchi district.
Tatsumi turret is a two storied turret of former Edo castle.
That building behind the turret is Palace Hotel Tokyo that is a luxury hotel newly rebuilt in 2012.
This gate used to be a gate of Edo castle, and it is an entrance to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace now.
I took this photo before 9 a.m., so the gate was closed.
Ote-bori moat is an former Edo castle's inner moat, and it lies between Ote-mon gate and Hirakawa-mon gate.
There is a temple hall named Taishakudo in Shibamata Taishakuten temple.
Outer walls of the hall are decorated with many beautiful carvings.
Especially, ten carved wood panels set on the walls are stunning.
Those are scenes in the stories from Lotus Sutra.
If you walk along the approach to Shibamata Taishakuten Temple from Shibamata station, you see the graceful gate.
When getting to the gate, you will realize how beautiful it's details are.
The gate named Nitenmon was built in 1896.
Shibamata Taishakuten is a Buddhist temple founded in 1629.
Shibamata is an old town located on the edge of Tokyo.
The temple and the town has been made famous all over Japan by the popular Japanese film series "Otoko wa Tsurai yo"("It's tough being a man").
The approach leading to the main gate of Shibamata Taishakuten that is a Buddhist temple located in Shibamata, Katsushika ward.
There are many old shops selling traditional snacks along both side of the path.
You can stroll along the approach in a nostalgic atmosphere.
Kanda-Myojin(Kanda-Shrine) is a historical shrine located on Sotokanada, Chiyoda Ward.
I think this shrine is a little known good place for viewing cherry blossoms.
Although there are only 10 cherry trees, those blossoms match well with beautiful architectures in the shrine.
Chidorigafuchi Moat is one of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing spot in Tokyo.
When I got there early in the morning, although it had already stopped raining, the sky was still grey and it wasn't good condition for viewing cherry blossoms.
However, I felt different beauty of the blossoms in the calm atmosphere.
Shinobazu pond, Ueno park.
Shinobazu pond is divided into three parts by this path.
Yesterday, I strolled on the promenade viewing cherry blossoms.
Those cherry blossoms were just before full bloom.
It was Tuesday morning, and it was less crowded than I had anticipated.