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Poster for the Katsushika Shobu (Iris) Matsuri Festival held at Mizumoto Park and Horikiri Iris Garden. 葛飾菖蒲まつり
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I visited Horikiri Garden first, then dashed off to visit Mizumoto Park, a short bus ride from Kanamachi Station. From the bus stop, this little gate points the way to the park.
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Central entrance to Mizumoto Park
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Mizumoto Park is a huge park and the iris garden is also one of the largest.
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Central plaza with food stalls.
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Entertainment stage (I was too late to see any entertainment.)
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A wooden boardwalk is provided to view the irises.
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Small signs next to the flowers indicated the flower's name.
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Katsushika Iris Festival at Mizumoto Park in full bloom.
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About Japanese irises
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Paper lantern written with "Katsushika Iris Festival."
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Former Edogawa River
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Mizumoto Park also has a lotus pond.
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And hydrangeas.
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Tried to get irises and hydrangea in the same shot. Both flowers are associated with the month of June in most of Japan.
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Bridge
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The Keisei Line train also had stickers advertising the iris festival.
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