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Sweet Apricot!! Yushima Tenmangu


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.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

There were Many food carts.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

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.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Once I entered,I felt sweet smell.
It was Saturday,there were so many people.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

People enjoy taking photos.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

It was 28 February 2015.
Full Blooming trees and bud trees were seen.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Koto(Japanese lute) playing was held.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Form of Ume trees are interesting.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

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.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Weeping apricot was full bloom.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

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.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

And here is Onnazaka(women’s slope)

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Old house and apricot tree was well matched.From Onnazaka.

Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015
Ume festival,Yushima Tenmangu,2015

Yushima Tenmangu (English)

Nearest station
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)

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