JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Entrance to Tonogayato Teien Garden, 2-min. walk from Kokubunji Station.
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Entrance to Kiyosumi Teien Gardens. Admission 150 yen.
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Map of Tonogayato Teien Garden.
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This garden is very green. Even the pond is deep green.
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Greenery greets you first.
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Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of the Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, acquired the estate in 1878 and developed the garden with a pond and famous stones brought from all over Japan.
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ハナモモ はなかいど
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Many matsu pine trees and many stones.
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Stepping stones, called Isowatari, are another major feature of the garden.
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Stepping stones, called Isowatari. 磯渡り
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Isowatari. 磯渡り
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Isowatari. 磯渡り
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Azalea bushes and Ryotei teahouse
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Hanamomo
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Pine branches and azaleas
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Hanamomo
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Red and white azaleas
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しゃが
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Bamboo grove
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭
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Huge and hungry carp
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Takenoko bamboo shoot
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In case you fall into the pond...
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Taisho Memorial Hall
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Big flower
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Bato Kannon on top of a hill. 馬頭観音
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Natural spring 湧水
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Bridge to a small island and gazebo
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Natural spring
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Gazebo on one of the three islands in the pond. あずまや
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Natural spring 湧水
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次郎弁天の池
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Benten Pond
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"Mt. Fuji" with azalea bushes blooming in early May.
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The garden is also noted for fall leaves.
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Koyo-tei tea ceremony pavilion 紅葉亭
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Koyo-tei tea ceremony pavilion, available for rent.
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View from Koyo-tei
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Tiny flowers
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Fountain
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Famous stone
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Administrative building which seems to have been part of the Iwasaki villa.
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Inside Administrative building
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はなにら
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Grass 大芝生
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Bird
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Stone buddha
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Playground
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Iris garden
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Basho Haiku Monument written with the famous haiku of the frog jumping into the pond. 芭蕉の句碑
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭
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Wisteria
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭
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Kasa-tei 傘亭
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Irises
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Pine tree and Ryotei
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Pine tree and Ryotei
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Stone pagoda on island named Matsushima
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Stone lantern
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Mejiro Teien Garden in Tokyo had a long line to get in during late Nov. Near JR Mejiro Station on the Yamanote Line. Free admission.
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Mejiro Teien Garden's attraction was fall foliage lit up at night.
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Mejiro Teien Garden centers on a pond that reflects the illumination.
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Christmassy maple leaves at Mejiro Teien.
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Tea house for rent.
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Tea house
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