Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color⑤"Sakuramatsu" which is one of the Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen
There are many cherry trees related to Miyake (families allowed to have the status of Imperial family) and Kuge (court nobles) in the large premises, and Kyoto Gyoen is a famous place for hidden cherry blossoms.The other day, I introduced Itozakura, which is the site of Konoe's residence.In a place known as "The birthplace of Gakushuin School", there is a corner where cherry tree lying down.......Cherry tree lying down!?It is a Yamazakura "Sakuramatsu" that blooms from the branches of a fallen black pine tree.It started around 1955 when a bird dropped wild cherry seeds on a Japanese black pine that was about 60 years old.It is believed that the seeds germinated and grew in the trunk of the Japanese black pine, passed through the hollow part of the trunk and rooted into the soil.The time it takes to take root, the vitality of Yamazakura that blooms from its branches through its trunk, everything is mysterious!Even after Japanese black pine withered and fell down in 1996, Yamazakura continues to bloom independently.It was the season of cherry blossoms that passed through the Showa and Heisei eras and entered the Reiwa era this March.Although the blooming period is short, this spring, they seemed as strong and beautiful as usual years.When Japanese black pine trees were alive, cherry blossoms bloomed from the tall pine trunk, and this was also a rare sight.The cherry blossom pine tree that is full of vitality is counted as one of "The Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen".Kyoto Gyoen National Garden3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City (The birthplace of Gakushuin School)3 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Furitsu Idaibyoin-mae
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color④Take a shower with beautiful weeping cherry trees
Japan and the rest of the world are facing serious problems day by day.While you are at home, I hope you will enjoy a little bit of cherry blossom viewing at this "KYOTO CHISHIN".I would like to introduce the famous cherry blossom spots in Kyoto rather than real time outing information.The weeping cherry tree that blooms as if falling from the sky is so impressive in full bloom.In Kyoto, there are many famous spots for single-flowered weeping cherry blossoms.Murasakino's "Jobon rendai-ji Temple" is one of them.In late March, I passed through a temple gate facing Senbon-dori and was able to take a shower with beautiful weeping cherry trees.The splendid branches that are seen from Senbon-dori in front of the temple gate have a gorgeous presence in the quiet precincts.As I pass under the weeping cherry tree which is almost monopolized, I forget the passage of time and look at it.The temple is said to have been founded by Prince Shotoku and called "Koryu-ji Temple" and belongs to the Chizan school of the Shingon sect.After that, Kanku Sojo rebuilt it and changed the name of the temple to Jobonrendai-ji Temple in 960 by the order of the Cloistered Emperor Uda.The temple was destroyed by fire during the Onin War (1467-1477) but was rebuilt by Shisei Shonin during the Bunroku era (1592-1596).It is said that it was also called "12 bo" because as many as 12 branch temples were built in the Rendaino area when it was rebuilt during the Bunroku era.Of the 12 branch temples, only a few still exist, but the town name "Murasakino Junibo-cho" is a remnant of the area.After shidarezakura, someiyoshino and yaebeni shidarezakura dye the grounds, creating a more gorgeous atmosphere.Since it is not a tourist temple, there are few visitors, and the beauty of cherry blossoms is enhanced by the quiet world.In April, we plan to introduce the cherry blossoms of Kyoto at "KYOTO CHISHIN" so that people can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at home.I hope we can go out freely next spring.Jobonrendai-ji Temple33 -1 Murasakino Junibo-cho, Kitaoji Sagaru, Senbon-dori, Kita Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the City bus stop, Senbon Kitaoji.
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color③"Konoe Residence Site" in Kyoto Gyoen
"Kyoto Gyoen National Garden" is a popular place for both children and adults to relax.Many cherry trees are planted in the vast Imperial Gardens, and buds are bursting one after another.First, the remains of Konoe's residence are located on the west side of the Imadegawa-gomon Gate.The first thing to see here was "Itozakura".A type of weeping cherry tree named after the appearance of thin threads running through it.In connection with this "Konoe no Itozakura" there are many cypress trees planted in the park.The Konoe family was the head of the Gosekke (five top Fujiwara families whose members were eligible for the positions of Sessho and Kanpaku), an important family that produced many Sessho (regent) and Kanpaku (chief adviser to the Emperor) by the end of the Edo period.They have a residence on the west side of the pond in this garden, and the pond is known as a famous spot for itozakura.Near the Nakadachiuri Gate, there is also a standby cherry blossom called "Mikurumagaeshi zakura".It is said that the cherry tree was named after Emperor Gomizunoo who saw the beauty of the cherry tree by turning back the carriage.You can see Yamazakura most often in Kyoto Gyoen, but it is also exciting to see precious varieties.It is difficult to go out,now but I hope you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on this website.Kyoto Gyoen National Garden3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityA short walk from Imadegawa subway station
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color②"Honmanji Temple" related to the Konoe family
Various places in Kyoto have been dyed with light and dark cherry blossom colors.I went to "Honmanji Temple" associated with the Konoe family, which is about a 10 minute walk northwest of Keihan Demachiyanagi Station.Nisshu Shonin, son of Kanpaku, Michitsugu KONOE, built this temple in Imadegawa Shinmachi in 1410.Later, in 1539, it was moved to its current location, and it is one of the eight temples of the Nichiren sect in Kyoto.Entering from the west gate, weeping cherry trees over 90 years old which appear on the north side were in full bloom!It is said to be the sister tree of "Gion Shidarezakura" which is the symbol of Maruyama-kouen Park, and the branches are also impressive.After the best time to see Shidarezakura here, Beni Shidarezakura and Yaezakura will be at the best time.Peonies, the family crest of the Konoe family, are also planted in the precincts of the shrine, and you can continue enjoying the double cherry blossoms.If the timing is right, you might be able to enjoy the competition between Yaezakura and Botan.Its official name is "Kosenrufuzan Hongan Manzoku-ji Temple".It is a temple with a long history, which is said to have been a place of prayer for the Tokugawa family in the Edo period.I heard that many people come to enjoy Shidarezakura from early in the morning.We hope that you will enjoy the temple's hanami on this web site "KYOTO CHISHIN".Honman-ji Temple16-1 Tsuruyama-cho, Imadegawa agaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City10 minutes walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi StationHere is for Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color①Signals the Cherry Blossom Season at Hirano-jinja Shrine "Sakigake"
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color①Signals the Cherry Blossom Season at Hirano-jinja Shrine "Sakigake"
The cherry blossom season in Kyoto has finally arrived!Let me introduce Hirano Shrine, one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto.It is said to have been relocated from Heijo-kyu Palace to its current location in the year of the national capital transfer to Heian-kyo (794).I went to see the early blooming weeping cherry tree "Sakigake" in front of the shrine gate.It is said that buds burst one after another after "Sakigake" blooms.It is the forerunner variety.In the same way, the hybrid variety of Kanhizakura and Amagiyoshino "Yoko" is at its best.There are around 60 kinds and 400 cherry trees planted in the grounds and in the cherry garden, and there are many rare varieties.For example, "Hirano Nadeshiko" is characterized by slits that remind you of petals of Nadeshiko.It is said to have originated in Hirano-jinja Shrine and was named after Mt. Kinugasa near Hirano-jinja Shrine "Kinugasa".They have large flowers, and when they are in full bloom they appear to be flying butterflies "Kocho"."Ukon" which blooms after Someiyoshino and has a unique pale yellow color.This is why it is called "Sakura no Yashiro" and it lasts for about 1 month from early to late blooming.It is also known as "Yozakura in Hirano" as it was opened to the public during the Edo period.I hope you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the blue sky and the cherry blossoms at night lit up next year.Hirano-jinja Shrine1 Hirano-Miyamoto-cho, Kita-ku Ward, Kyoto City2 minute walk from the Ichi bus stop Kinugasa koumae
A sweets to ward off evil, which was established right after the Onin War "Mizuta Gyokuundo"
In the 1000 year history of Kyoto, the plague of misfortune has spread many times, and Shinto rituals to appease misfortune have been held in various places.At the time of Shinto rituals, sweets and rice cakes were offered as a blessing to ward off diseases.This time, we would like to introduce the Monzen Kashi of Goryo-jinja Shrine (Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine), which is famous as a shrine to ward off evil."Gyokuundo Mizuta" was established more than 540 years ago in 1477.The origin of this famous sweet "Karaita" is nearly 1160 years ago.It is said that it was triggered by a plague of misfortune in Kyoto in 863.At that time, "Goryo-e" was being held at Shinsen-en Garden in order to eliminate the epidemic.The Chinese style rice crackers offered at that time are said to be the origin of the "Karaita".KIBI no Makibi, one of the enshrined deities of Goryo-jinja Shrine, brought back "Karaita Senbei (Chinese rice cracker) " as a Japanese envoy to Tang Dynasty China in the Nara period.However, Goryo-e was abolished in the Onin War (1467-1477) in the Muromachi period.It is said that, after the war, the ancestors of Mizuta Gyokuundo learned how to make "Karaita Senbei" based on the past records, which led to the restoration of Toita senbei.A teahouse was opened in the precincts of Goryo-jinja Shrine, and "Karaita" became popular as a confection to ward off evil.The cafe was moved to Toriimae of Goryo-jinja Shrine in the early Showa period "Gyokuundo Mizuta".We have been selling only 1 kind of "Karaita" for more than 540 years since our establishment.The ingredients for "Karaita" are simple: flour, sugar, and eggs.On the other hand, one of the reasons for its depth is that it is made by a more complicated process than I expected.The "Karaita" which is carefully hand-baked one by one, has a surprisingly crispy texture.It is cut into thin rectangles and looks like a charm to ward off evil.Why don't you buy it on your way home from Goryo Shrine?Mizuta Gyokuundo394 Kamigoryomae-cho, Karasuma Higashi-iru, Kamigoryomae-dori, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minute walk from Kuramaguchi Subway Station
Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto⑥Cherry Blossom Line in a Retro School Building "Kyu Seitoku Junior High School"
These days, I have an elegant habit of getting up early and admiring cherry blossoms.On this day, I went to a spot with early blooming cherry blossoms, which is a 10 minute walk from Shijo-Karasuma.It is an impressive "Kyu (Old) Seitoku Junior High School" with continuous arched windows that enter the west of Muromachi on Takatsuji-dori.In order to send out the graduates, the cherry trees "spring tide", which are said to have been bred to bloom in March every year, are in full bloom!The pale pink rows of cherry trees spread out as if they were literally adding flowers to the school building in the nesting season.The former Kyu Seitoku Junior High School was closed about 20 years ago due to the merger and is now used as a community facility.The Harumeki-zakura cherry tree, which is still blooming this spring, seems to be giving encouragement to graduates and people on the road all over Japan.There are also flower beds with tulips and leaf buttons around the cherry trees and in front of the entrance.Although there are no graduates or current students, the cherry trees and well-maintained flowerbeds convey the school's spring scenery.Kyu Seitoku Junior High School290 Hanjo-cho, Muromachi Nishi-iru, Takatsuji-dori, Shimogyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City8 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station or Subway Shijo StationHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto②"Chotoku-ji Temple" in front of Demachiyanagi StationHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto③From Kamo-ohashi Bridge to Sanjo-ohashi BridgeHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto④Little-known sakura spot "Hyakumanben Chionji TempleHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto⑤Cherry trees related to the lord of Tokushima Domain bloom "Shojoke-in Temple" and "Toyokuni-jinja Shrine"
Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto⑤Cherry trees related to the lord of Tokushima Domain bloom "Shojoke-in Temple" and "Toyokuni-jinja Shrine"
Since it was a warm winter this year, we were able to enjoy the early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto even earlier than usual.It seems that some trees are already cherry leaves in the middle of March.The early-blooming cherry trees I would like to introduce this time were in bloom at the "Shojoke-in Temple" in Teramachi-dori Hirokoji.It is a light red "Hachisuka zakura" that colors the precincts of the shrine.It is located in the palace of Tokushima-jo Castle until the Edo period, and has a history of being loved by the lord of Tokushima Domain for generations "Sakura Hachisuka".Currently, you can only love it at the shrines and temples associated with the Tokushima domain and the Hachisuka family, the successive lords of the domain.Why are there cherry trees related to the lord of Tokushima Domain in Seijoke-in in Kyoto?Many of you may have thought that, well, that's a good thing.The grave of the 7th lord of Tokushima Domain, Hachisuka Munehide is located in Shojoke-in, and it was planted about 10 years ago."Hachisuka zakura" is also planted in "Toyokuni-jinja Shrine" because the Hachisuka family served Lord Hideyoshi.It was named after the Hachisuka family who ruled Tokushima Domain "Hachisuka zakura".Unexpectedly, it was a time when I remembered the Tokushima domain in the end of Edo period in Kyoto.Shojoke-in Temple395 Kitanobe machi, Hirokoji agaru, Teramachi, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto CityFive minutes walk from the City bus stop, Furitsu Idaibyoin-maeToyokuni-jinja Shrine530 Yamato-oji Shomen Chaya-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto CityIt is a 5 minute walk from the city bus stop museum, 33 ken do.Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto②"Chotoku-ji Temple" in front of Demachiyanagi StationHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto③From Kamo-ohashi Bridge to Sanjo-ohashi BridgeHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto④Little-known sakura spot "Hyakumanben Chionji Temple
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