February 6, 2009

Yushima Tenjin (3)

ume tree in yushima tenjin

Yushima tenjin is noted for ume (Japanese apricot) blossoms.
A lot of ume trees are planted in the precincts of the shinto shrine .
Because Sugawara Michizane who is a object of worship in the shrine, loved ume so much.


To be continued.
(note)
These photos were taken on February 1, 2009.

7 comments:

valeria said...

Oh, Nobu, this is sooooo sweet! I love the second photo, it has such a delicate quality...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography. I like the way you have cropped the photos.

PinkPanthress said...

The blossoms look so lovely in these Shots!

Hilda said...

So lovely!

Thank you for yesterday's explanatory text — very informative. It's a very handsome shrine.

Marc said...

Looks like spring is on its way. Nice detail that they planted the ume trees because he liked ume so much.

Malyss said...

Ume blossoms, blue sky, peaceful place, spirituality...: all that seems perfect to sum up a kind of Japanese spirit..

JM said...

Blossoms and shrine make the perfect combination. Lovely!

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