(1) Cherryblossom at Osaka Mint in Osaka city
About 130 kind of lovely rare cherryblossoms are at best in Osaka Mint. So the Mint open gates for one week in this season. Many people visit to enjoy them. It's one of things Spring in Osaka district.
This year's flower that Osaka Mint chose is " 小手毬" (it means a small). Many flowers gather and bloom at the tips of twigs like a small ball.
The Osaka Mint is along Okawa-river. I put about the cherry blossoms that were in full bloom along Okawa-river on my last blog----Spring is in full swing (1)
|Cherry blossom of green|
|The museum of Mint at night|
|A lot of stalls along outside of the fence of the Mint line|
(2) Cherryblossom at Buturyuji-temple in Nara district
This cherry tree is more than 900 years old and it's oldest and biggest in Nara district. The circumference of the root of this tree is 7.7meters and its height is 16 meters. This temple grew the oldest tea that Kukai brought from Tang in nine century .
(3) Cherryblossom at Hasedera-temple at Sakurai-city in Nara district
This temple is famous as "the Temple of Flower". Many kinds of flowers, for exsample cherryblossom, peony, hydrangea, etc entertain visitors for all seasons.
This temple was built in 686 and came on works of famouse writers till now.
|桜吹雪(petals of cherryblossom are flying down like snowstorm)|
|from inside of main hall|
(4) 又兵衛桜（Matabe-Cherry tree) at Uda-city in Nara district
We call this cherry tree Matabe-Cherry tree after 後藤又兵衛（Goto Matabe). He was a samurai warrior around 17 century. He was a expert of a spear. But he died in battle of 大阪夏の陣（the battle between the Tokugawa and the Toyotomi). This cherry tree was adopted in the opening of NHK TV drama.
When I saw this tree I felt like a worrior that faces up to an enemy with spreading his arms wide. So it's a cherryblossom like a man, I wonder?
Then which cherryblossm is like a woman ? It's Ito-zakura in Kyoto-Imperial-Palace, I wonder? They wafted elegance like girls of aristocrat in Heian period. I put Ito-zakura in Kyoto-Imperial-Palace on my last blog.
|Peach flowers were in full bloom back of it|
This post is linked Our World Tuesday