Thursday, 26 July 2012

From The North Gate

of Ritsurin Koen (Ritsurin Garden), we first pass by this stone monument. Of whose, I'm not sure. I tried looking it up but found nothing. Anyone can enlighten us, please?

It wasn't sakura season so we weren't greeted with a path of cherry blossom from this north gate, walking towards/along Fuyosho pond.
The sacred lotus weren't in season either, as you can see here. Zaini took this shot to capture the many colours that we witnessed at the garden that day.
We stopped and sat on one of the benches here, eating some snacks and watching a gaggle of fellow visitors having lots of fun taking photos. I guess it's nice to sit quietly and let people (and time) pass by but you know me... sitting down just make me sleepy and we don't want that!
Bonsai for sale, amongst other stuff one can buy as souvenir here. It's the Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall, if I'm not mistaken.
The two boys looked like they were waiting for the boatman to come and row them to the neighbouring island. hihi

26 comments:

  1. You are just so active - sitting down makes you sleepy, perhaps you are so energetic with the running etc. that you get tuned to that level of activity. It must be something to do with the blood going round the brain faster...

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    1. No... I get sleepy easily, when its not my bedtime. Sitting on benches, sitting in cars or trains and I'll fall asleep within seconds!

      Can't say the same when it's nighttime. :(

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  2. Wow.. Love the scenery and the color of the leaves..
    Sometimes I love sitting and watching people pass by, I get lots of ideas to write in that way, letting my imagination run as I see different people with different behaviours around me.. :)

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    1. I love to do that too... but I need to talk about it and usually my partner-in-crime when people watching is my hubby. ^^

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  3. If you can keep me inundated in autumn leaves throughout summer, I'll be your slave for life.

    That last photo of the two boys is a VERY nice one.

    PS: That statue is probably one of the chappies who established the garden? Though it looks as if he's wearing modern clothes, and this garden is OLD. Gimme a close-up of what's written on the statue and I might be able to help. (I tried Googling in my wonky Japanese but haven't found anything yet.)

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    1. My dear fellow jungle woman,
      be careful what you say! You are going to do plenty of slaving!!!! *evil laugh*

      That last photo - its rather nice, right? ^^

      I'll e-mail you it to you later. Thanks! :)

      I tried googling it but of course with my non-existent Japanese, it's rather hard to glean any info. Boo!

      P.s. that should be a motivation to pick up my Japanese studies again... but it's hard for me to concentrate!

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  4. I went to Riturinkouen a long long time ago. The scenery was very beautiful. Your beautiful photos remind me the old day's trip.

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  5. It looked like you were the only people there. Everything looks so clean and serene and not a leaf on the ground. I hope the two boys didn't miss the boat. :D

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    1. There were a number of tourists but we strayed from the path a bit so that's why it looked like we had the whole place to ourselves. ^^

      The boat didn't come! LOL

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  6. Hard to beat the beauty of Autumn in Japan! Now how do we get to that mysterious island the boys are looking at :)

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    1. Swimming is an option! hahaha

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    2. Only in summer, must be a bit too cold for Autumn :)

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  7. I want a bonsai! Actually, I had one once and I killed it...

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    1. Same here.

      Now I stay away from caring for any form of plants as not to kill it. ;p

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  8. Eating snacks there is best for children.( also adults?)
    Of course, we need to bring the trash to home.

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    1. Of course.

      Or dispose them properly. :)

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  9. I've asked the competent authorities about the statue. An inquiry is being made. ;-) (do you have a bigger photo where the text is legible though?)

    Nice last picture indeed (the other ones too, mind you). The spot where they are is my favorite to feed kois and turtles (post close up pics and videos of koi and turtles on my blog were taken on that spot).

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    1. Competent enough to need to make an inquiry instead of having a ready answer? ;p

      Thanks... so there were some in previous posts at your blog? Need to check. :)

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  10. It seems like autumn is arriving soon in Japan. The leaves are turning red... Very nice scenery.

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    1. I keep on assuming that readers know when I went to Japan. Must rectify this by writing properly.

      It was taken in late-autumn last year, Zoe. ^^

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  11. The leaves are so beautiful and gives peaceful feeling that the trees will be going to sleep and hibernate for months. I always love the Falls season in US and it made me emo.

    I better not tell Ahem Chai about this blog if not he will rain dirt into your lovely photos! kakakakaka

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    1. Mau lagi emo, watch Korean drama "Autumn in my heart" kakaka

      Can't imagine how it'll be if itu orang come here and contaminate my lovely and serious Japan blog. ;p

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    2. Okay better don't tell.....zipped my mouth and sealed with elephant glue!

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  12. So sweet. heehee Did the boatman come? :D

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    1. Hahaha...
      The boatman must have had his day off that day. xD

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