My friend and I went to see lotus flowers at vestige of 藤原京（Fujiwara-kyo)
藤原京（Fujiwara-Kyo) is south of Nara city and it was the capital in Japan during the year 694~710, before the capital was moved to Heijyo-Kyo in Nara city. It takes about 30 minutes from Nara city by train.
Now here is only field surrounded three small mountain( Mt.Miminashi, Mt. Kagu, Mt.Unebi) or rice paddies.
At a part of the field of Fujiwara-Kyo, A lot of lotus were full blooming.
The day we visited there was very hot. Tall thriving lotus flowers were growing toward the deep blue Summer sky.
Deep blue Summer sky. Deep blue or white are Summer color,I think. 持統天皇(Female Emperor,Jito)was
ruling Japan in those days at Fujiwara-Kyo and this is one of her tanka poetry.
春過ぎて 夏きたるらし 白妙の 衣ほしたり 天の香久山
It means Spring was over and Summer came. So white clothes are hung out toward Mt.Kagu. It's Summer-like view. White stood out under Summer strong light.
Yellow cosmos also were full blooming in the field of Fujiwara-Kyo.
With Mt.Miminasi that is one of three mountain in Fujiwara-Kyo.
A baseball-boy was riding among yellow cosmos and green rice paddy.
We were going to leave there and supposed to call a taxi. But there was too spacious around so we didn't know where we were. There were nobody around there. We couldn't meet anyone to ask where we were. But at last we discovered one man who was leaving his house. We only wanted to know the address we were standing to call a taxi but he called a taxi for us and her mother invited us to have a cup of tea in her house.
I was impressed with their kindness for us, strangers. According to the taxi driver, " all people around here are kind like them".
I had a impression that they succeeded houses, estate, rice paddies, fortune etc, from their ancestors,maybe from the ancestor of the period of Fujiwara-Kyo and they've been farming diligently at the rice-paddies. Around there in Nara, disasters must have been striking little. So they could accumulate wealthy as I've read about it in a newspaper.