2021/04/26

Shinsen-en in Kyoto

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Last weekend, I went to Shinsen-en, the birthplace of the Kyoto Gion Festival.

Shinsen-en is located on the south side of Nijo Castle and is a temple of the Toji Shingon sect. It was built by Emperor Kanmu in 794 AD as the Kinen (a garden for the emperor).

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The azaleas were in full bloom and very beautiful.

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When I thought I found a bird object, it was a real heron. I didn't notice it right away because he was standing in the same place all the time.

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I also saw mallards and ducks in the big pond. Shinsen-en is probably a place for birds to relax.

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The Shinsen-en Festival will be held on May 3, but festival events such as portable shrines, sword halberds, and chigo worship will be canceled due to COVID-19.
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posted by toons at 22:52 | diary