談山神社

談山神社

4.07.2013

Brilliant drooping cherry

We like cherry blossom.
 The meteorological observatory forecasts when the cherry trees of many region will bloom and make the cherry-blossom front map like a contour map. Seeing it, we can find when the cherry trees will bloom in our region and we wait expectantly on the day.

In the old days, farmers used to start farm work when spring comes and cherry bloom.

The cherry-blossom front of this year is a trot. Blossom of cherry is 100% now around here. So I visited three sights of cherry blossom in Kyoto city.
I felt there are many drooping cherry in Kyoto city. Kyoto has the long history of court noble culture.
In my arbitrarily point of view, noblemen seems to suit drooping cherry and samurai warriors seems to suit Someiyoshino cherry(usual cherry).


~We enjoyed the night view of cherry blossoms at Toji-Temple~

This temple was built in the 8 century and World Heritage Site now. The antique market is held on the 21th every month.
 
 
 
 
 
reflection
 
 
  
~Brilliant drooping cherry at the Japanese garden in Heian-Jingu~
 
Kyoto has been the capital of politics and economy for 1074 years. But the capital of Japan transferred to Tokyo from Kyoto in 1868. Its population decreased. So citizen restored some building in the Heian Palace as the monument of exhibition by their contribution and enshrined the Emperor Kanmu and Komei. The garden here is widely known as the Japanese style garden. The area of this garden is 33000 square meters and its specialty is the garden in Heian period. For example, intricate narrow paths or some creeks flow to the pond.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There were many very tall drooping cherry. They looked like a canopy
 
 
 
 
 
This garden have  small brooks and some  ponds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

~The old cherry tree at Maruyama-Park~

Maruyama-Park is famous in Kyoto city. Many sights are near here.



They  are saving a spot  for a picnic under the cherry blossoms at night from
daytime in Maruyama-Park. They will enjoy a booze.


18 件のコメント:

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

こんばんは。東寺の不二桜ですか。とても美しいです。
 平安神宮の桜も見事です。去年は吉野の山の桜と京都の原谷苑で八重紅枝垂桜を満喫しました。
 また行ってみたいです。

Self Sagacity さんのコメント...

So extra ordinary with those fabulous trees.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

º° ❤♫°
Olá!
Fotografias muito lindas!
Lugar maravilhoso!!!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º♡♡♫
°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ♡ ❤♫°

Wendy さんのコメント...

What absolutely beautiful trees! They truly are magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I would love to visit just to see the cherry blossoms.

Red Rose. さんのコメント...

艶やかな桜満載ですね。素晴らしいです!特に三番目のしだれ桜は存在感があります。7番目の桜も清楚で好きです。池に映っているのがまた美しいですね。桜を追いかける忙しい春が終わって今はちょっとのんびりした気分でいます。
Tomoko

stardust さんのコメント...

3か所もまわられたなんてさすがサラさん! 斯く言う私も哲学の道を歩いたのちに平安神宮に行きました。紅枝垂れ桜はさすがに華やか、朱塗りの建物をバックにしてもあでやかですね。ヘッダーの泰平閣をバックに入れた構図、素敵です。ラティスも入れるのは思いつきませんでした。10枚目の真昼の太陽としだれ桜、ゾクッときまし。信州へのご旅行楽しんでね。

Marc Sheffner さんのコメント...

So many cherry trees, so little time... (sigh). I'm an admirer of weeping cherry trees, so I must try and Heian-jingu. Maybe next year.

you-wee because さんのコメント...

Marvellous photos of an outstanding event, dear Sarah!

I wish I could have travelled to Japan to take my own photos of the bloom of the cherry trees!

Thanks for sharing your great impressions of this event!

Regards from wintery Germany, Uwe.

haricot さんのコメント...

京都らしい風景ですね。やはりとても長く続いた都のみやびを感じます。
夕陽を背にした丸山公園のしだれ桜、雰囲気がありますね。

Yamada Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
Wow!!! What magnificent pictures of drooping cherry♡♡♡ You made me wish to live close to your place and enjoy these gorgeous scene(*^_^*)
No comparison to ours here and the reflections on your pictures enhance the beauty of them.

Have a wonderful new week, from Yamaguchi to my friend in Nara xoxo Miyako*

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Beautiful pink blossom! So big trees.. I think we have one of type tree here in town, but I am not sure.. it will not bloom before may.

Hope you have a good time in your world:-)

Łucja-Maria さんのコメント...

Oh, Sarah!
Thank you so you can watch the wonders of nature.
Absolutely wonderful pictures. I admire them very long while.
I'll come back here.
I send greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia

Giga さんのコメント...

Dziękuję za te cudowne widoki. To radość popatrzeć na kwitnace drzewa i miejsca gdzie rosną. Pozdrawiam.
Thank you for these wonderful views. It is joy to look at the flowering trees and the place where they grow. Yours.

Rurousha さんのコメント...

It doesn't matter how many cherry blossoms I see in real life or in photos, I always smile when I see them. :)

PS: The shidarezakura photos are stunning!

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Sarah,your lovely photos show the beauty of the cherry blossom to perfection.Thanks also for the interesting text.
The third photo is my favourite!

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

cosmos さんのコメント...

ヘッダーの写真、素敵ですね。今年は桜を愛でる暇がなく過ぎてしまったので、今こうしてゆっくりその見事さを味わっています。
昨日久しぶりに吉野に行きましたが、華麗さはなかったですが、清楚な優しい桜花に出会えました。
丸山公園の桜の写真は、鉄柱の様なものがなければ、日本画の襖絵のようですね。

Arti さんのコメント...

Such beautiful sights, cherry blossoms enhances the beauty of Japan like nothing else. The season is simply so magical and enchanting. I love the night pictures especially, they are stunning and so tranquil and calm. Many thanks for this spectacular glimpse, wish you wonderful days ahead, sarah :)

Anunoy Samanta さんのコメント...

Wonderful captures Sarah!
Kyoto city is looking no less than a magic-land and all due to your photos :-)