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Cone-shaped Hydrangea
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Cone-shaped Hydrangea at Gyosen Park Heisei Garden, Edogawa, Tokyo
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Way to Hakusan Shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, near Hakusan Station on the Toei Mita Line and Hon-Magome Station on the Nanboku Line.
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Approaching Hakusan Shrine, site of the annual Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri held during June 6-14, 2009. Ajisai means hydrangea, a flower which blooms during the rainy season.
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Hakusan Jinja Shrine torii.
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Dubbed Mt. Fuji, this pile of colorful hydrangea is stacked like a mountain. Capped by white flowers for snow. Hakusan Shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo
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Hydrangeas in the shape of Mt. Fuji.
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Hakusan Shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo
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Red, white, and blue ajisai.
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During the festival, a few concerts, bazaar, etc., are held.
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It's not a huge shrine, but the many hydrangeas make it worth a visit.
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Path to the Honden worship hall.
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Praying at Hakusan Shrine's Honden Hall, flanked by lion dogs decorated with hydrangea.
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Lion dog with hydrangea.
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Ajisai or hydrangea need water. They can wither on sunny days.
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Information booth
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Food stalls
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Entrance to a small hill of ajisai where there is a tiny shrine at the top.
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Top of the hill has Asama Jinja 浅間神社.
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View from the hill.
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This path connects the shrine to the adjacent Hakusan Park.
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Hakusan Park has more ajisai. 白山公園
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Hakusan Park
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Hydrangea at Hakusan Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Hydrangea at Hakusan Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Hydrangea at Hakusan Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Poster for Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri.
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Map of Kyodo-no-Mori Museum. It is quite spacious and park-like with a modern museum, planetarium, and a few vintage buildings moved here. Also noted for flowers such as plum blossoms in Feb. and hydrangea in June when I visited.
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Hydrangea
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Garden of hydrangea in June at Kyodo-no-Mori Museum.
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Hydrangea in full bloom.
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Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line. The train platform is still too small for the hordes of tourists that arrive.
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Hint of what's to come. Hydrangeas on the way to Meigetsu-in.
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Entrance (left) to Meigetsu-in. Exit is on the right.
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About Meigetsu-in temple. Meigetsu means "bright moon."
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One ticket booth to Meigetsu-in.
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The main drag to Meigetsu-in temple's Hondo hall is lined with ajisai.
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It's an incredible path of hydrangea.
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During the first half of June, the temple sees its most visitors.
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Nicknamed the Hydrangea Temple (Ajisai-dera), Meigetsu-in must have one of Japan's highest concentration of ajisai within its grounds.
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A gate at the end of the main path to the temple hall.
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Meigetsu-in's Hondo hall. The temple belongs to the Rinzai Zen Buddhist sect.
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Inside the Hondo hall.
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Another room in the temple has this famous round opening facing a garden.
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Meigetsu-in's famous round window/door.
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Meigetsu-in garden
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Meigetsu-in's garden is also open to the public in early June when irises are in bloom.
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Karesansui garden
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Soyu-do Founder's Hall
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Inside Soyu-do.
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About Soyu-do.
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Adjacent to the Soyu-do.
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Kame-no-i Well (Jug Well)
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About Kame-no-i Well
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cavern.
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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About Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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The temple also has a small bamboo forest.
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Benzaiten
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Grave of Hojo Tokiyori.
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About the Grave of Hojo Tokiyori.
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Tea house where you can buy tea or soft drinks.
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Exit path
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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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Side gate to Takahata Fudoson temple. Welcome signfor the Ajisai Matsuri.
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Behind the temple's pagoda is a hill covered with hydrangea plants. During June, they bloom in abundance.
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Hill with ajisai (hydrangea).
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The hill has a few walking trails lined with ajisai.
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Entrance to one trail on the ajisai hill.
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Most impressive is the large variety of hydrangea flowers in both bold and subtle colors.
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Hydrangea and pagoda
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Hydrangea or ajisai
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Hydrangea at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo2 comments
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Some ajisai have name tags. This one is named "Yosakoi Odori."
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Hydrangea and torii. The temple also has a small shrine.
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Torii and hydrangea.
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Inconsiderate photographers. This is why more temples ban tripods.
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Photographers' tripods are a nuisance. おい、三脚はじゃまだよ。
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Benten Pond
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Hydrangea and lilies
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Butterflies and hydramgea
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Map of temple grounds
 
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