Image search results - "yushima"
oc507-20151031_7415.jpg
Roof ornament
oc508-20151031_7422.jpg
oc509-20151031_7423.jpg
oc510-20151031_7428.jpg
oc511-20151031_7449.jpg
oc512-20151031_7448.jpg
oc513-20151031_7425.jpg
Inside Yushima Seido main hall
oc514-20151031_7430.jpg
oc515-20151031_7433.jpg
oc516-20151031_7438.jpg
oc517-20151031_7439.jpg
oc518-20151031_7432.jpg
oc519-20151031_7434.jpg
oc520-20151031_7437.jpg
Statues of the Four Sages, Yan Hui, Zengzi, Kong Ji, and Mencius
oc521-20151031_7443.jpg
oc522-20151031_7441.jpg
oc523-20151031_7442.jpg
oc524-20151031_7429.jpg
oc525-20151031_7435.jpg
oc527-20151031_7454.jpg
Hijiri-bashi Bridge goes to Ochanomizu Station and Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do). See album here.
yt250-20110305_6288.jpg
The Yushima Tenjin Ume Matsuri (Plum Blossom) Festival is held annually from early Feb. to early March. Enjoy the sweet fragrance of the flowers and on weekends, stage entertainment can include belly dancers and Shiraume Taiko women drummers.This is the entrance to Yushima Tenjin Shrine (also called Yushima Tenmangu) flanked by plum blossoms on the right.
yt251-20110305_6290.jpg
Founded in the 14th century, Yushima Tenjin Shrine is famous for plum blossoms and its dedication to Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship.
yt252-20110305_6291.jpg
yt253-20110305_6289.jpg
Ume Matsuri banners decorate the street leading to Yushima Tenjin.
yt254-20110305_6293.jpg
Behind the main shrine are weeping plum blossoms.
yt255-20110305_6298.jpg
yt256-20110305_6296.jpg
Ema prayer tablets are accented by plum blossoms.
yt257-20110305_6300.jpg
yt258-20110305_6349.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine's plum blossom grove was in full bloom in early March.
yt259-20110305_6315.jpg
yt260-20110305_6321.jpg
yt261-20110305_6320.jpg
yt262-20110305_6328.jpg
Yushima Tenjin also has a small Japanese-style garden with plum blossoms.
yt263-20110305_6332.jpg
yt264-20110305_6333.jpg
yt265-20110305_6334.jpg
yt266-20110305_6335.jpg
The public was not allowed to enter the garden.
yt267-20110305_6337.jpg
This is where they hold the open-air tea ceremony.
yt268-20110305_6968.jpg
yt269-20110305_6967.jpg
yt270-20110305_6345.jpg
The roof ends of the shrine has a plum blossom motif.
yt271-20110305_6312.jpg
Bonsai plum blossoms in the shrine.
yt272-20110305_6356.jpg
yt273-20110305_6357.jpg
yt274-20110305_6984.jpg
Onna-zaka slope is lined with ume as well.
yt275-20110305_6302.jpg
Onna-zaka slope and plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin.
yt276-20110305_6307.jpg
Otoko-zaka steps lined with ume plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin.
yt277-20110305_6309.jpg
In the old days, geisha often walked up and down these Otoko-zaka steps.
yt278-20110305_6977.jpg
Otoko-zaka steps.
yt279-20110305_6305.jpg
Otoko-zaka
yt280-20110305_6969.jpg
Rabbit design of ema prayer tablet.
yt281-20110305_6294.jpg
Free soba tea.
yt282-20110305_6292.jpg
This is the stage where entertainment was held on the weekends during the ume matsuri.
yt283-20110305_6359.jpg
The entertainment started at noon with a festival music group entering through the spectator seats.
yt284-20110305_6363.jpg
yt285-20110305_6380.jpg
The entertainment started with hayashi festival music played by the Yushima Hayashi-ren troupe. 湯島はやし連
yt286-20110305_6371.jpg
yt287-20110305_6374.jpg
yt288-20110305_6377.jpg
yt289-20110305_6388.jpg
yt290-20110305_6396.jpg
After the end of their performance, they threw small envelopes containing small charms to the audience.
yt291-20110305_6398.jpg
yt292-20110305_6400.jpg
What they threw to the audience.
yt293-yushimaume.youtube
Video of all the performers at the Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival on March 5, 2011.
yt294-20110305_6423.jpg
Next were these enticing belly dancers from the Komatsu Buyodan. 小松舞踊団 ベリーダンス
yt295-20110305_6429.jpg
yt296-20110305_6411.jpg
yt297-20110305_6442.jpg
yt298-20110305_6436.jpg
yt299-20110305_6466.jpg
yt300-20110305_6453.jpg
yt301-20110305_6455.jpg
yt302-20110305_6480.jpg
Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.
yt303-20110305_6484.jpg
yt304-20110305_6486.jpg
yt305-20110305_6491.jpg
yt306-20110305_6492.jpg
yt307-20110305_6514.jpg
yt308-20110305_6516.jpg
yt309-20110305_6526.jpg
Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.
yt310-20110305_6548.jpg
yt311-20110305_6551.jpg
yt312-20110305_6553.jpg
Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.
yt313-20110305_6566.jpg
yt314-20110305_6568.jpg
yt315-20110305_6573.jpg
yt316-20110305_6579.jpg
yt317-20110305_6581.jpg
yt318-20110305_6584.jpg
yt319-20110305_6595.jpg
yt320-20110305_6604.jpg
yt321-20110305_6608.jpg
Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival, Tokyo.
yt322-20110305_6621.jpg
yt323-20110305_6629.jpg
yt324-20110305_6632.jpg
yt325-20110305_6638.jpg
yt326-20110305_6640.jpg
yt327-20110305_6643.jpg
yt328-20110305_6647.jpg
They were great.
yt329-yushimaume.youtube
Must-see video of the belly dancers at Yushima Tenjin Shrine's Plum Blossom Festival on March 5, 2011.
yt329y-yushimaume2014.youtube
Video of belly dancers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014. They are the Haruna Aki & Arabina troupe. 春奈あき&アラビーナのベリーダンス。
yt330-20110305_6657.jpg
Nihon buyo dancers from Odori no Kukan. 日本舞踊 おどりの空間
yt331-20110305_6660.jpg
yt332-20110305_6661.jpg
yt333-20110305_6666.jpg
yt334-20110305_6670.jpg
More hayashi festival music, this time by the Ueno Hayashi Hozonkai. 上野囃子保存会
yt335-20110305_6673.jpg
Performance by Daikokuten, one of the seven gods of good fortune. He carries a wealth-pounding mallet. He pounds many treasures on his fan and disperses it to all.
yt336-20110305_6676.jpg
yt337-20110305_6678.jpg
Shishi-mai lion dance
yt338-20110305_6681.jpg
yt339-20110305_6682.jpg
This shishi-mai lion dance is performed by a high school girl.
yt340-20110305_6686.jpg
More Nihon buyo dancers. 笹乃梅沙社中
yt341-20110305_6685.jpg
yt342-20110305_6690.jpg
Tsugaru shamisen players led by Waguri Goro. 和栗五郎社中
yt343-20110305_6687.jpg
Great sound and performance which woke up the audience.
yt344-20110305_6694.jpg
They didn't introduce each player so we don't know who this foreigner is. But he was good.
yt345-20110305_6688.jpg
yt346-20110305_6704.jpg
Kayokyoku singer Sakuragi Rika. 歌謡曲:桜木里佳
yt347-20110305_6705.jpg
She sang a Misora Hibari song.
yt348-20110305_6709.jpg
Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオ
yt349-20110305_6717.jpg
Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオ
yt349b-shiraumei.youtube
Video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on Feb. 27, 2016.
yt350-20110305_6721.jpg
Shiraume Taiko women drummers climaxed the 4-hour show. They are based at Yushima Tenjin Shrine. 白梅太鼓
yt351-20110305_6728.jpg
yt352-20110305_6738.jpg
yt353-20110305_6739.jpg
yt354-20110305_6746.jpg
yt355-20110305_6753.jpg
yt356-20110305_6763.jpg
yt357-20110305_6771.jpg
yt358-20110305_6775.jpg
yt359-20110305_6788.jpg
yt360-20110305_6790.jpg
yt361-20110305_6791.jpg
yt362-20110305_6797.jpg
yt363-20110305_6816.jpg
yt364-20110305_6827.jpg
yt365-20110305_6838.jpg
yt366-20110305_6839.jpg
yt367-20110305_6847.jpg
yt368-20110305_6860.jpg
yt369-20110305_6862.jpg
yt370-20110305_6867.jpg
yt371-20110305_6878.jpg
yt372-20110305_6881.jpg
yt373-20110305_6886.jpg
yt374-20110305_6891.jpg
yt375-20110305_6899.jpg
yt376-20110305_6901.jpg
yt377-20110305_6913.jpg
yt378-20110305_6917.jpg
yt379-20110305_6921.jpg
yt380-20110305_6933.jpg
yt381-20110305_6934.jpg
yt382-20110305_6935.jpg
yt383-20110305_6937.jpg
yt384-20110305_6940.jpg
yt385-20110305_6952.jpg
yt386-20110305_6955.jpg
yt387-20110305_6962.jpg
yt388-20110305_6964.jpg
yt389-yushimaume.youtube
You have to see the video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on March 5, 2011.
yt400-20101123_8501.jpg
Steps going up to Yushima Tenjin (Tenmangu) Shrine. This is the gate closest to Yushima Station on the Chiyoda subway line. The steps are accented by pots of chrysanthemums.
yt401-20101123_8502.jpg
In 2010, Yushima Tenjin Shrine's 32nd Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiku Matsuri) was held from Nov. 1 to 23. Free admission from 6 am until dark.
yt402-20101123_8507.jpg
At the top of the steps are structures housing elaborate chrysanthemum displays.
yt403-20101123_8601.jpg
yt404-20101123_8599.jpg
The path to the shrine's Honden main hall is lined with more chrysanthemums.
yt405-20101123_8597.jpg
In the background is the roof of the Honden main hall.
yt406-20101123_8600.jpg
yt407-20101123_8603.jpg
yt408-20101123_8604.jpg
yt409-20101123_8611.jpg
yt410-20101123_8605.jpg
yt411-20101123_8607.jpg
yt412-20101123_8609.jpg
Adjacent to the Honden is this building with more chrysanthemums.
yt413-20101123_8612.jpg
yt414-20101123_8615.jpg
The design of the Imperial Family crest is based on this type of chrysanthemum.
yt415-20101123_8614.jpg
yt416-20101123_8621.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine was one of Hiroshige's "100 Views of Edo" ukiyoe primt series. Honden main hall during the Chrysanthemum Festival in Nov. Bunkyo- Ward, Tokyo.
yt417-20101123_8591.jpg
yt418-20101123_8646.jpg
yt419-20101123_8581.jpg
The Honden is flanked by chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style. 懸崖作り
yt420-20101123_8648.jpg
yt421-20101123_8578.jpg
Praying at Yushima Tenjin Shrine's Honden.
yt422-20101123_8573.jpg
At the Honden, chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style where smaller flowers slope downward. 懸崖作り
yt423-20101123_8575.jpg
Small red chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style. 懸崖作り
yt424-20101123_8586.jpg
Facing the Honden is this massive collection of wooden prayer tablets written with the donor's prayers. Most of them are bought/written by students praying to pass school entrance exams.
yt425-20101123_8594.jpg
High school girls tie on a wooden tablet (called ema).
yt426-20101123_8587.jpg
This wooden ema votive tablet wishes for entrance to Harvard University.
yt427-20101123_8647.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine ema tablet.
yt428-20101123_8658.jpg
Near the Honden is the shrine office where you can apply to have a private prayer in the shrine hall.
yt429-20101123_8550.jpg
Next to the shrine office are more chrysanthemums. They are exhibited in a half-globe shape called Oozukuri. 大作り
yt430-20101123_8559.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine also has life-size chrysanthemum dolls.
yt431-20101123_8551.jpg
These chrysanthemum dolls are based on the current NHK Taiga Drama TV series called "Ryoma-den," about Sakamoto Ryoma.
yt432-20101123_8552.jpg
Sakamoto Ryoma and wife Oryo as chrysanthemum dolls called kiku ningyo. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo 菊人形
yt433-20101123_8562.jpg
Sakamoto Ryoma chrysanthemum doll at Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo.
yt434-20101123_8561.jpg
Wife Oryo chrysanthemum doll.
yt435-20101123_8560.jpg
Very well done, and it makes this chrysanthemum festival unique. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo.
yt436-20101123_8554.jpg
Another scene from Ryoma-den.
yt437-20101123_8556.jpg
yt438-20101123_8555.jpg
Ryoma bears a resemblance to Fukuyama Masaharu who portrays Ryoma in the TV series.
yt439-20101123_8557.jpg
Notice the Black Ships (Kurofune) in the background. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo.
yt440-20101123_8572.jpg
Chrysanthemums exhibited in a half-globe shape called Oozukuri. 大作り
yt441-20101123_8654.jpg
Closeup of chrysanthemums exhibited in a half-globe shape called Oozukuri. 大作り
yt442-20101123_8569.jpg
Heart-shaped chrysanthemums.
yt443-20101123_8563.jpg
Beyond the dolls is this building with bonsai chrysanthemums.
yt444-20101123_8565.jpg
Bonsai chrysanthemums.
yt445-20101123_8568.jpg
Bonsai chrysanthemums.
yt446-20101123_8566.jpg
yt447-20101123_8655.jpg
yt448-20101123_8639.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine's Omote Torii, made of bronze, was built in 1667.
yt449-20101123_8641.jpg
Path from Omote Torii to the Honden.
yt450-20101123_8640.jpg
Yushima Tenjin Shrine and torii monuments.
yt450-yushimaume2014.youtube
Another video of these women taiko drummers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014.
yt451-20101123_8637.jpg
Path from Omote Torii to the Honden. On the right is the Yushima Tenjin Museum. 宝物殿
yt452-20101123_8644.jpg
The path is also lined with more chrysanthemums.
yt453-20101123_8633.jpg
Chrysanthemums shaped like Mt. Fuji. Capped by white flowers for snow. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo.
yt454-20101123_8634.jpg
Peacock chrysanthemum displays in a bontei display. 盆庭
yt455-20101123_8635.jpg
Peacock chrysanthemum display.
yt456-20101123_8632.jpg
Lion dog on a pedestal with a plum blossom design.
yt457-20101123_8659.jpg
Bull statue at Yushima Tenjin Shrine.
yt458-20101123_8660.jpg
yt459-20101123_8630.jpg
Receive advice here for growing chrysanthemums.
yt460-20101123_8662.jpg
Plum trees. These will bloom in Feb.
yt461-20101123_8661.jpg
Plum tree monument.
yt462-20101123_8650.jpg
Notice the huge wooden prayer tablets.
yt463-20101123_8652.jpg
yt464-20101123_8665.jpg
yt465-20101123_8663.jpg
Chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style. 懸崖作り
yt466-20101123_8547.jpg
Chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style. 懸崖作り
yt467-20101123_8546.jpg
Chrysanthemums displayed in the kengai-zukuri style. The wooden plaque has the name of the sponsoring company. 懸崖作り
yt468-20101123_8505.jpg
Behind the Honden is this building also full of chrysanthemums.
yt469-20101123_8508.jpg
A small shrine called Togakushi Shrine.
yt470-20101123_8509.jpg
Togakushi Shrine.
yt471-20101123_8672.jpg
Chrysanthemum tiger at Togakushi Shrine.
yt472-20101123_8515.jpg
yt473-20101123_8516.jpg
yt474-20101123_8513.jpg
yt475-20101123_8511.jpg
yt476-20101123_8514.jpg
yt477-20101123_8517.jpg
yt478-20101123_8518.jpg
yt479-20101123_8519.jpg
yt480-20101123_8522.jpg
A trio of chrysanthemum plants in a single pot is called bon'yo. 盆養
yt481-20101123_8520.jpg
yt482-20101123_8521.jpg
yt483-20101123_8524.jpg
yt484-20101123_8528.jpg
yt485-20101123_8525.jpg
yt486-20101123_8526.jpg
This species, called Tomoe Nishiki (巴錦), is especially regal-looking with petals deep-red on the inside and gold on the outside.
yt487-20101123_8529.jpg
yt488-20101123_8531.jpg
275 files on 2 page(s) 1