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Saturday, November 3, 2012

chrysanthemum festivals

Many chrysanthemum festivals are being held throughout Japan.

about major chrysanthemum festivals :
http://www.87spot.com/link/hsp@kiku.htm (Japanese version only)

A chrysanthemum show is being held at Hibiya Park in Tokyo from November 1st to 23th. Admission is free.


Shinjuku Gyoen Kikkadan-ten (新宿御苑菊花壇展) is being held at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo from November 1st to 15th. The admission fee is 200 yen for adults and 50 yen for middle school students and younger.

Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums by WordRidden /flickr


Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums  by WordRidden /flickr



Chrysanthemum arrangements
Chrysanthemum arrangements by WordRidden /flickr


Ozukuri(大作り)

pinching a single plant repeatedly to make it branch out and making up it in a semi-spherical shape, a gardener produces several hundred flowers. In Shinjuku Gyoen, three plants with flowers between 565 and 627 were displayed. This method was started in 1884.
Senrin-zukuri(千輪作り) is modeled after Ozukuri.


Pretty chrysanthemum
Pretty chrysanthemum by WordRidden /flickr

 Ichimonji-giku
(一文字菊)


It's a single-petal chrysanthemum more than 20 centimeters in diameter. The Imperial Family crest
(the 16-petal chrysanthemum motif) is inspired from this variety.




Big chrysanthemums
Big chrysanthemums by WordRidden /flickr



Mini chrysanthemums


  cascade chrysanthemums(懸崖作り)
   
A single plant has many chrysanthemum flowers.



Chrysanthemum @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Chrysanthemum @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden by *_* /flickr


Choji-giku (丁子菊)

Choji(丁子) means clove. It's called Choji-giku from its resemblance to clove flowers.



Meiji-jingu Shrine Chrysanthemum Show, Tokyo

Date: 25 October - 23 November 2012

Chrysanthemum bonsai
Chrysanthemum bonsai by WordRidden /flickr

 
Meiji-jingu, Tokyo, 4 Nov 07
 by essygie /flickr

Shichi Go San(七五三:The Seven-Five-Three Festival) is a traditional event to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future good health. It's held on November 15th.
We can see 3-year-old boys and girls, 5-year-old boys and 7-year-old girls in formal dress such as kimono taken by parents to a shrine around November 15th.










The autumn chrysanthemum festival at the Osaka Castle grounds.


IMG_1157
IMG_1157 by hslo /flickr
                    trident chrysanthemum

                   A single plant has three flowers.




Himeji Castle Chrysanthemum Show in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Date: 14 October - 11 November 2012

Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum by kimubert /flickr


Huge buttons
Huge buttons by kimubert /flickr


Shorinzan Chrysanthemum Show at Daruma-ji Temple, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture

Date:  3 - 22 November 2012

Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく)
Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく) by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) /flickr


Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく)
Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく) by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) /flickr




Kawasaki Kikka Taikai, Kanagawa Prefecture

Date: 22 October - 17 November 2012






Yokohama Sankeien Garden, Kanagawa Prefecture

Date: 26 October - 23 November 2012

chrysanthemum
chrysanthemum by naitokz /flickr


  Kudamono-giku(管物菊)

 Its all petals are like a tube(管, kuda).



Kameido Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival, Tokyo

Date: 21 October - 23 November 2012

Chrysanthemum festival:
Chrysanthemum festival: "atsumono" by sigusr0 /flickr


Atsumono(厚物)

This type has spherical flower heads with tubular petals.




Okayama Castle, Okayama Prefecture

Date: 22 October - 17 November 2012

Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum by MShades /flickr


 Atsubashiri(厚走り)

Long petals radiate out from the underside of spherical flower heads.



At a temple in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Mishima Chrysanthemums
Mishima Chrysanthemums by hellfroze /flickr




Atsuta Shrine,Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Atsuta Shrine (Nagoya, Japan)
Atsuta Shrine (Nagoya, Japan) by ~MVI~ (solitude...) /flickr



Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture

Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく)
Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく) by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) /flickr




Jindai Botanical Garden, Choufu City, Tokyo

Date: 31 October - 25 November 2012

Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく)
Chrysanthemum / 菊(きく) by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) /flickr




Tokyo Tower in 2009

Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 3
Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 3 by Cam Switzer /flickr


Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 2
Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 2 by Cam Switzer /flickr



Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 4
Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 4 by Cam Switzer /flickr


Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 1
Chrysanthemums at Tokyo Tower 091031 1 by Cam Switzer /flickr


trident chrysanthemum

A single plant has three flowers.







chrysanthemum figures(dolls made from chrysanthemums), Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture


菊人形 (chrysanthemum-shaped puppet)
菊人形 (chrysanthemum-shaped puppet) by xeal /flickr

 
菊人形 (chrysanthemum-shaped puppet)
菊人形 (chrysanthemum-shaped puppet) by xeal /flickr


Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Prefecture

Date: 1 - 25 November 2012

1965 Dazaifu
1965 Dazaifu by kanegen /flickr



Saga-giku(嵯峨菊) chrysanthemum show at Daikaku-ji Temple , Kyoto

Date: 1 - 30 November 2012

photo by KYOTOdesign


It is said that Emperor Saga(786-842) planted this chrysanthemum(Saga-giku) on the grounds of the Imperial Palace at Daikaku-ji Temple in Sagano, Kyoto.



photo by KYOTOdesign

Nijo Castle, Kyoto



















Jonan-gu Shrine chrysanthemum show, Kyoto  

Date: late October - late November 2012

photo by KYOTOdesign
   




















Nanyo chrysanthemum Festival, Yamagata Prefecutre

Date: 20 October - 11 November 2012

























Miyagi chrysanthemum show, Miyagi Prefecture

Date: 20 October - 13 November 2012

photo by Miyagi Prefectural Tourism Division

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for these gorgeous pictures of the chrysanthemums, they are really detailed! I like the colors too. I have never seen a chrysanthemum bonsai, very special!
    Greetings, Ilona

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  2. Hallo, Ichinen! はじめまして! I discovered your blog a while ago and have been a happy follower ever since, but this is my first comment.

    Thanks for reminding me that it's chrysanthemum season! I almost forgot, but I'm just in time to visit the festival at Sensō-ji in Tokyo. If any Tokyoites are interested, here's a link:

    http://www.hanazakura.jp/kiku/syutokenn/asakusa.html

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    1. Sorry for my late reply, and thank you for your information!
      Few Japanese websites provide timely and detailed information to non Japanese reading visitors.

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  3. The chrysanthemum bonsai are gorgeous!

    And may I just mention how jealous I am of your autumnal weather while I'm already shivering in the snow! Sigh.

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    1. Sorry for my late reply.
      Also in Japan, some ski resorts open in early November. Japan extends north and south, so we can enjoy autumn colors from September to December.

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