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“The atmosphere of Edo”Koishikawa Korakuen’s flower irises (Hanashobu) are in full bloom

On Monday, June 6, 2022, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the Kanto Koshin region was believed to have entered a rainy season.
I went to shoot flower irises, which was in full bloom, feeling the unique atmosphere of this season.

Koishikawa Korakuen was built as a Samurai residence by Tokugawa Yorifusa, the ancestor of the Mito Tokugawa family, in the early Edo period, and was completed by Mitsukuni, the second feudal lord.
Currently, it is designated as a national special historic site and special place of scenic beauty.

The Iris Square is located on the north side of the park, and both the east gate and the west gate are located beyond the “Daisuisen”, which is said to have been built with Lake Biwa in mind.
From May 25th (Wed) to June 12th (Sun), 2022, an event to “enjoy irises” will be held, and a wooden path has been set up beside the iris field so that you can see it up close.

It seems that some people come to the park for gray herons.

Koishikawa Korakuen

Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Business time: 9am-5pm (admission until 4:30 pm)
Closed days: Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 1 of the following year)
Admission fee: General 300 yen
65 years old and over 150 yen
(Free for elementary school students and younger and junior high school students living and attending school in Tokyo)

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