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Autumn Colors, Part II

December 11th, 2008

More Autumn leaves from Rikugien Park:


This was a lovely image of a teahouse from a lower path in the park. Larger version on click:


There’s not much to say, except, beautiful.




This is something I have always liked: yukitsuri, or a rope setup to support these trees in parks like these. Sachi says thay are there to support the trees against the weight of fallen snow, except that it doesn’t snow much here at all. It might be just the to support the weight of the branches themselves. I think I saw this kind of thing first at Kenroku-en in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture.



This nice couple walked into the park shortly before we left. I have no idea what their story is, but I love their clothes, and his hair. Very cool, and I told them so. Well, about the clothes, anyway.


Here’s Sachi posing at the scenic spot I noted in the previous post.


As always with these gardens, the carp are somewhat of an attraction. They’re everywhere in the waters.


Sachi too a liking to this one Calico Carp, which was not very visible, but that Photoshop feature brings it out:



And this shot was a favorite of mine: the scenic bridge from the tree-framed view, with the sun reflecting off the water. Click for a larger view.

Twosuns Bridge-Rikugien-450

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  1. Hachi Gatsu
    December 13th, 2008 at 06:30 | #1

    Looks like you’re putting that camera to good use. Great shots!

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