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Heather @ Ikegami Baien (池上梅園)

Ikegami Baien 池上梅園 flowers-DeNoiseAI-clear

Ikegami Baien (Tokyo, Japan – March 2010)

This place is known for its plum blossoms, but these are some kind of heather. Maybe erica canaliculata?

The pagoda in the background is from Ikegami Honmon-ji (池上本門寺).

Kandagawa sakura evening

sakura night kanda river


Today’s photo was taken nearly eight years ago. Let the blooming begin.

7 years ago today…

ikegami plum blossoms

Ikegami plum blossoms

東長谷寺 flowers

東長谷寺 flower shinjuku tokyo japan

Tokyo, Japan

Today’s photo is my random, desktop image of the day and seems appropriate given that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I took this when I was with my sweetheart in Shinjuku nearly seven years ago. I believe we were on one of the walks in this book.


hino statue Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple the heart sutra

Portion of the Heart Sutra on a bib at Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple

Nearly seven years ago I promised to discuss “adventures around the City of Hino”. Those memories have since faded, and the details are all but gone.

This photo is my random, desktop image of the day, though, and it’s from that day. Doing a bit of internet research reveled that it is one of the 88 spots along the trail in Hino (山内八十八ヶ所めぐり). The 88 spots are supposed to mirror those on the Shikoku pilgrimage (四国遍路).

If you are living in Tokyo for an extended period of time, this place may be a good excursion if you want a bit of a walk. I don’t recall it being at all strenuous. Here is a map of the mountain walk next to the temple:

山内八十八ヶ所クイズめぐり — 高幡不動尊金剛寺 — map

Ikegami Plum Blossoms