JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Tataranuma Park is a prefectural park with cherry blossoms, wisteria, and a marshy lake with enough reed fields to attract swans migrating from Siberia every winter.
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Tataranuma is the only place in Gunma where migrating swans come to winter. An abundance of reeds makes it ideal for wildlife.
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A shrine on a small island called Ukishima is dedicated to Benzaiten. The pleasant lakeside park also has lots of cherry blossoms and picnic space.
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Ukishima island in Tataranuma Park.
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Path to Ukishima island. Fishing for carp and bass is allowed here for a fee.
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Swan in Tatatranuma park, Tatebayashi.
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Torii in front of Ukishima Benzaiten Shrine.
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Wisteria tree behind the torii and in front of the shrine.
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Ukishima Benzaiten Shrine in Tataranuma Park, Tatebayashi, Gunma. Part of the spirit of Benzaiten at Enoshima island in Kanagawa was transferred here. 浮島弁財天
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Another little monument for Benzaiten.
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Benzaiten is a goddess worshiped for household safety, business prosperity, and transportation safety.
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Wisteria tree in front of the shrine.
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Ukishima island
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Tataranuma Park also has a long wisteria trellis about 130 meters long.
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Tataranuma Park's wisteria trellis about 130 meters long.
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Site of a former castle called Uzura Kojo which closed in 1590. 鶉古城
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About the old castle site.
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Spring with rock wall.
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The park has a lot of greenery.
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Near Tataranuma Park is Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi. Closed Mondays.
     
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