In early spring,Japanese people enjoy Ume（Japanese apricot） bloom.
I introduce one of famous place to enjoy Ume in Tokyo.
Here is Yushima Tenmangu(Yushima Tenjin),Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
From February 8 to March 8,2015 Ume festival is held.
There were Many food carts.
This is the stroking cow.
If you have disease in your body,you should stroke cow the same place where you have disease in your body.
It is said to be cured.
Once I entered,I felt sweet smell.
It was Saturday,there were so many people.
People enjoy taking photos.
It was 28 February 2015.
Full Blooming trees and bud trees were seen.
Koto(Japanese lute) playing was held.
Form of Ume trees are interesting.
Here are many Ema(Wooden prayer tablets).
In Japanese shrine,Ema is often seen.
People write their hope on Ema.
Yushima Tenmangu is famous as god of study,people write on Ema to pass exam.
Weeping apricot was full bloom.
There ware many entrances in Yushima Tenmangu.
Here is Otokozaka(Men’s slope).
It does not mean division of gender.
It only means Otokozaka is a little steeper than Onnazaka(Women’s slope).
Of course,both gender can climb both slopes.
And here is Onnazaka(women’s slope)
Old house and apricot tree was well matched.From Onnazaka.
Yushima Tenmangu (English)
Yushima Station/Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line(walk time 2 minutes)
Ueno-hirokouji Station/Tokyo Metro Ginza line(walk time 5 minutes)
Hongo-sanchome Station/Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line(walk time 8 minutes)
Okachimachi Station/JR line(walk time 8 minutes)