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Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine | 根津神社のつつじ祭り

The cherry blossoms did not last long this year as of every year; our expectations never fulfilled with our nation flower which is of their nature – sudden bloom and quickly feather away.

However immediately after the cherry blossoms the ‘Azalea’ starts to bloom.  Nezu Jinja in the metropolitan district of Tokyo is well known for it’s ‘Azalea Festival’ and is quite a remarkable site. Over 3000 different azaleas are grown along one side of a slope garden, the festival period from April 11 ~ May 6th.

Our visit was on April 18th. Since the weather has been quite odd lately, it was not yet in full bloom however it was enough to see the spectacular variety of Azelea, which we call it Tsutuji in Japanese.

Nezu Jinja (Shrine) is also a very old shrine worth visiting if ever in Tokyo.

 

根津神社のつつじ祭りが開催中です。

我々が行った18日は午前中はまだ肌寒くつつじもまだ五分咲きかな?と歩いて昼食から戻って通過したら一気に七分咲きになっていました。ここ数日、寒暖の差が激しいので桜と同じつつじも様子を見ながら、、でももう今週末あたりは満開を迎えるのではないでしょうか。

根津神社も古き由緒ある神社でお散歩するするのにはおすすめの神社です。

歴史を感じます。

ツツジの中にはそびえたつ、古木もなかなかのパワースポットに感じます。

ひっきりなしの観光客で賑わっていた鳥居の道。シャッターチャンスがなさそうだったのでカメラを横道にふると、、ラッキーに後光さしてくれました。なんかとても縁起物を頂いた気分です。

(all photos shot with an iphone 6)

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Born Japanese, raised as a Japanese but lived in various parts of the world since childhood, lived multi-cultural. Enjoy EATING, COOKING, CREATING and a RUNNING fanatic. Love to keep life naturally simple and organic. Currently resides in Tokyo.

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