June 6, 2009
Horikiri-shobuen (Horikiri Iris Garden) is a botanical garden located in Katsushika Ward.
It takes around 10 minuets from horikiri-shobuen station (keisei-line) to there by walking.
It is noted place of hanashobu iris.
Hanashobu is a kind of Japanese iris.
You might have seen it in a ukiyoe by Ando Hiroshige.
This garden is not so large.
But it has around 200 varieties of hanashobu irises.
I took these photos today.
Those hanashobu irises are in full bloom now in the garden.
These photos were taken on Jun 6 , 2009.
In this year, those hanashobu irises in the garden are in bloom earlier than usual.