Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Friday, March 4, 2011

Last of the Ginkgo Trees from Me

At least for now.

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Stone owl and either a salamander or a lizard found along the walk-way. I don't know who carved these but they are rather nice. It's very common to find artwork in public places in Tokyo.

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It's also nice to see more traditional architecture alongside contemporary buildings. These buildings are part of a cemetery.

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A different photo of the wonderful bridge across the dry creek.

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This woman was working on a drawing. Just beyond her was a man playing saxophone. I felt like I was having a Tokyo Times moment.

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Just a few feet away were a lot of photographers taking photos of a couple of models. They filled the stream bed. It was amusing.

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Something I did not know about is the hill that rises behind these photographers is actually one of the large burial mounds in Japan. This one is Maruyama-Kofun. They do not know who it was for or able to pin down a date for it.

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And a bit more ginkgo because it's quite lovely to see sunlight through the leaves. They really do stand out.

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