Events:

cherry blossom forecast:

https://weathernews.jp/s/topics/201801/170075/ (Japanese version only)

http://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/

https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/(Japanese version only)

http://sakura.weathermap.jp/ (Japanese version only)  


when and where to see cherry blossoms (Japanese version only):

https://hanami.walkerplus.com/

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

http://www.otenki.jp/sp/art/sakura/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/spring/sakura/

http://www.jalan.net/theme/sakura/



1-30 April Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
The performances wil be done at Kyoto Art Theater “Shunjuza”(http://k-pac.org/) again this year.

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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