Thursday, June 17, 2010

[jules' pics] 6/16/2010 09:10:00 PM

Last Friday we went to see fireflies (hotaru, 螢) at Sankeien garden. They were really good, but don't photograph well, so here is a picture of the irises and pagoda and stuff instead.

The garden feels rather Victorian (opened in 1906), and was built by a guy who got rich in the silk trade, and transported buildings from various places in Japan...including some tea houses, some buildings taken from Kyoto temples, and even a gassho house. It feel quite fake compared even to "real Japan", but if you just think of it as a garden-museum type of thing then it is very pleasant.

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 6/16/2010 09:10:00 PM

1 comment:

Timothy Chase said...

Hi James,

Please check your gmail...