December 27, 2018

Atmospheric Wooden Architecture at Kiyosumi Gardens




A traditional Japanese style  architecture projecting into the pond located on the center of the garden.
It was built in 1909 and renovated in 1985.
It is a symbolic architecture of the garden and used as a meeting space.

Shooting date : November 25, 2018

December 24, 2018

Stepping Stone Pathway in the Pond




There are stepping stone pathways across shallow parts of the pond at Kiyosumi gardens which is a Japanese-style garden located in Koto ward.
You can enjoy view of the pond from the pathways.

Shooting date : November 25, 2018

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


July 4, 2018

Ueno Station Grand Concourse



That concourse is located in front of the main ticket gate of Ueno station.
The membrane roof of the concourse make a bright atmosphere.  

Shooting date : June 23, 2018

July 1, 2018

Hydrangeas by the Lotus Pond



Shinobazu pond at Ueno park in a cloudy day.
Shinobazu pond is divided into three parts, and the part of the pond is called lotus pond.
Hydrangeas are flower of rainy season, so those look more beautiful at waterside.

Shooting date : June 23, 2018

June 10, 2018

Stone Guardian Dogs at Kanda Myojin Shrine




Pair of stone guardian dog which stand in front of the main hall of the shrine.
They look very gallant and powerful.

Shooting date : June 7, 2018

May 25, 2018

Man-made Beach at Odaiba





Odaiba is a artificial island in Tokyo bay.
I took these photos at Odaiba Marine Park.
you can see the rainbow bridge from there, and you can also see many anchors on the beach.

Shooting date : May 22, 2018

May 14, 2018

Fujimi Turret




Views of the Fujimi turret from the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.
Fujimi turret is one of the three existing turret of former Edo castle.

They developed a small square just near the turret in 2016, and you can see the turret up close.

Shooting date : May 6, 2018

May 9, 2018

Ninomaru Pond in Early May




The Pond at the Ninomaru Garden in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.
Hyacinth orchids by the pond are in bloom, and the aquatic plants on the water have started producing tiny yellow flowers.

Shooting date : May 6, 2018

May 1, 2018

Back Street in Akihabara Electric Town




That shop is a discount store mainly sells PC gadgets and storage media.

Shooting date : April 23, 2018

April 12, 2018

Black Gate and Cherry Blossoms





This historical wooden gate is an outdoor exhibition of Tokyo National Museum, Ueno park.
I have already shown you this gate as an article,"Kuromon Gate",in this blog.
I captured the gate again, because the cherry blossoms by the gate were so beautiful.

Shooting date : March 27, 2018

April 4, 2018

Cherry blossoms at Tokyo National Museum's Garden







There is a large garden behind the main building of Tokyo National Museum.
The garden is open to public during the cherry blossoms viewing season and autumn leaves season.
Ten varieties of cherry trees are planted in the garden.
It is calm in the garden, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in a relaxed mood.

Shooting date : March 27, 2018

March 30, 2018

Ueno Toshogu Shrine in the Cherry Blossoms Season





Ueno Park is one of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing spot in Tokyo, and Ueno Toshogu Shrine located in the park is crowded in the cherry blossoms season.
There are many food stalls along the shrine approach in the season.

Shooting date : March 27, 2018

February 26, 2018

Wood Deck of Akihabara UDX



Akihabara UDX is a high-rise complex building built in 2006.
There is a relaxed atmosphere on the wood deck.

Shooting date : January 13, 2018

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