Now it is the best season for the winter peonies at Ueno Tosyogu Shrine. The five storied pagoda above originally belonged to the shrine, but now to the Ueno zoo. Around Ueno a lot of people gathered to watch the beautiful peonies and the panda baby, xiang-xiang. I just enjoyed peonies.
The global summer festival is coming! Yes, FIFA World Cup Brazil!
Let’s have a look! “Town dressing in Ochano-mizu, Tokyo.
He is wearing an eboshi(traditional hat),kimono,hakama(divided skirt),tabi socks and Japanese sandals. He has a fan to signal which wrestler won.
Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport. On the ring you can also enjoy Japanese culture including such things to purify themselves as well as sumo itself.
I watched Sumo wrestlers’ morning practice on May 4th, a week before the opening of the Tokyo summer tournament. They had practice bouts endlessly. They are so tenacious !!
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Kamakura. As shown in the picture,Dankazura avenue which leads to Hachiman shrine is just like a cherry blossom tunnel.
Cherry trees along the Meguro River were perfect although it heavily rained.
Now cherry blossoms are inf full bloom, this year,too! Our Shiba-dog loves flower-viewing while her walk.
I encountered this raccoon in th Meiji Shrine which is a wild one. I was very impressed. It stayed in the bush for over half an hour, watching us.