When I visited Farmers’ Market in Tsukishima, I went there by bicycle. From Tsukishima, go up along the River Sumida and turn left and you will be in the middle of the mixture of offices and houses sorrounded by narrow streets. Kodenma-cho is one of such areas and it just looks like ordinary monotonous Tokyo.…
This is the end of autumn so today I will show you the collection of this year’s autumn flowers from my Flickrs.
These days I have been busy visiting parks and gardens to see autumn leaves. One of the places I visited was Ueno Park. Depending on the season you visit there, you will see completely different scenery there.
The parks in Tokyo were sometimes the former property of samurai during Edo era when Shogun built a military government during 17th – 19th Century. Higo Hosokawa Garden in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo is one of such parks. “Higo” is current Kumamot Prefecture and Higo or Kumamoto was the property of Hosokawa Family. During Edo Era, samurai leaders had to…
When I visited Korakuen Garden to see the autumn leaves, there was a dance performance. It was sato-kagura dance, a religious dance dedicated to Shinto God. The dance was based on an old story of Samurai‘s going to a mountain to admire autumn leaves.
Since the sky finally cleared up in the afternoon, I went for cycling after a long interval. It has become the good season for autumn colors. Here are autumn sceneries I enjoyed today.
The weather was good today and I saw autumn sky in the morning. So I decided to visit Koishikawa Botanical Gardens.
I had a chance to have dinner of local dishes of Akita, the snow-deep northern prefecture. The restaurant was “Namahage” in Ginza, Tokyo. Namahage is a name of a demon-like creature of Akita’s folklore.