Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2018:

https://tenki.jp/forecaster/y_nakagawa/2018/09/11/2051.html (Japanese version only)

The fall colors have begun in the Taisetsu mountain range, Hokkaido. (September 16, 2018)

Daisetsuzan National Park Sounkyo Visitor Center:

http://sounkyovc.net/

when and where to see fall foliage:

https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/

https://qnew-news.net/tour-town/momizi-news.html

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/ (Japanese version only)

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/ (Japanese version only)

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/ (Japanese version only)

http://www.discovernippon.jp/autumn/


fireworks displays (Japanese version only):

fireworks festivals will also be held in October and November!

https://hanabi.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/hanabi/


seasonal flowers:




Monday, May 7, 2012

Irises and Eight Bridges


Iris laevigata / 杜若(カキツバタ) 
by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) /flickr
Kakitsubata(Rabbit-Ear Iris, Iris laevigata)
The exhibition "Irises and Eight Bridges" is being held at the Nezu Museum(根津美術館) in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo from April 21st to May 20th.
Please refer to the museum's website for more information.


根津美術館 by Kentaro Ohno /flickr
The Nezu Museum
The national treasure "Kakitsubata-zu-Byoubu(燕子花図屏風)" screens owned by this museum and "Yatsuhashi-zu-Byoubu(八橋図屏風, Eight Bridges)" screens from The Metropolitan Museum of Art are being exhibited.


根津美術館
根津美術館 by Kentaro Ohno /flickr
The Nezu Museum



根津美術館 by Kentaro Ohno /flickr
The Nezu Museum
Each of them is a pair of gold-ground six-panel screens by Ogata Korin(尾形 光琳,1658-1716). These paintings are based on a scene from the Yatsuhashi(Eight Bridges) section of The Tales of Ise.
(Refer to http://ichinen-fourseasonsinjapan.blogspot.jp/2010/05/kakitsubata-rabbit-ear-iris.html for more information about the tale.)



The museum has its garden. The rabbit-ear irises in the garden are fully in bloom now.

根津美術館 庭園 by na0905 /flickr
garden in the Nezu Museum


根津美術館 庭園 by na0905 /flickr
garden in the Nezu Museum

根津美術館 by Kentaro Ohno /flickr
garden in the Nezu Museum



根津美術館 by Kentaro Ohno /flickr
garden in the Nezu Museum








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