Shinsen-en in Kyoto


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).


The azaleas were in full bloom and very beautiful.


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.


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


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.
posted by toons at 22:52 | diary