Last additions - Takahata Fudoson Ajisai Matsuri and Takahata Castle 高幡不動尊あじさい まつり・高幡城跡
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Takahata Castle Honmaru (central keep)Jul 18, 2009
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Kobo Daishi statueJul 18, 2009
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Photographers' tripods are a nuisance. おい、三脚はじゃまだよ。Jul 18, 2009
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Some ajisai have name tags. This one is named "Yosakoi Odori."Jul 18, 2009
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Walk further up the hill and you'll reach the top where Takahata Castle's Honmaru was.Jul 18, 2009
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Hydrangea at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo2 commentsJul 18, 2009
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Butterflies and hydramgeaJul 18, 2009
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Inconsiderate photographers. This is why more temples ban tripods.Jul 18, 2009
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Torii and hydrangea.Jul 18, 2009
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Hydrangea and pagodaJul 18, 2009
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Kobo Daishi statueJul 18, 2009
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Map of temple groundsJul 18, 2009
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Benten PondJul 18, 2009
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Steps to the top of the hill where Takahata Castle's Honmaru was.Jul 18, 2009
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Takahata Castle HonmaruJul 18, 2009
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View from the HonmaruJul 18, 2009
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Most impressive is the large variety of hydrangea flowers in both bold and subtle colors.Jul 18, 2009
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Hydrangea and liliesJul 18, 2009
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Hydrangea or ajisaiJul 18, 2009
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Hydrangea and torii. The temple also has a small shrine.Jul 18, 2009
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The hill has a few walking trails lined with ajisai.Jul 18, 2009
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Entrance to one trail on the ajisai hill.Jul 18, 2009
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Hill with ajisai (hydrangea).Jul 18, 2009
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Side gate to Takahata Fudoson temple. Welcome signfor the Ajisai Matsuri.Jul 18, 2009
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Behind the temple's pagoda is a hill covered with hydrangea plants. During June, they bloom in abundance.Jul 18, 2009
 
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