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Porcini

Porcini

archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders takes us to Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, home to the country’s largest great wisteria. This colossal blooming vine is 144 years old and covers an area measuring 1,990 square meters (half an acre). Its numerous heavy branches are held up by a vast network of steel supports. In the spring countless racemes of pink and purple flowers bloom to form a vibrant canopy that practically brushes the heads of the park’s many visitors. If you’re planning a visit, the best time to behold this awesomely enchanting sight is from late April to mid May.

Photos by y-fu, tungnam.com.hk, Makoto Yoneda, P-Zilla, takeoh, Taka Ochiai, and Kazumi Ishikawa respectively.

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kyotodreamtrips:

Shijo dori, packed with festival goers, seen from the Nishi-romon Gate of Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

kyotodreamtrips:

Shijo dori, packed with festival goers, seen from the Nishi-romon Gate of Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

fluoric:

National art center,Tokyo #3 (by asgi*)

fluoric:

National art center,Tokyo #3 (by asgi*)

kyotodreamtrips:

Honden (本殿) of the Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

kyotodreamtrips:

Honden (本殿) of the Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

jibadojo:

Lighting Strikes - Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe

jibadojo:

Lighting Strikes - Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe

humanoidhistory:

Young hammer-wielding woman in warrior costume, late Meiji era, early 20th century. Published by Naniwa & Company, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

humanoidhistory:

Young hammer-wielding woman in warrior costume, late Meiji era, early 20th century. Published by Naniwa & Company, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

thekimonogallery:

Osaka Maiko wearing a Tenugui, 1914, Japan

thekimonogallery:

Osaka Maiko wearing a Tenugui, 1914, Japan