Kameido Tenjinsha, a Shinto shrine founded in 1661, is buzzing with visitors in spring. Its expansive vines of wisteria (fuji flowers) come to full bloom from late April through the beginning of May at which time the shrine holds the annual Wisteria Festival with food stalls, entertainment and even nighttime illumination. There was a hip-hop concert going on when I visited! The garden views are very scenic with vermilion bridges arching beautifully over the pond that team with turtles and koi, stately shrine and of course the cascades of hanging purple wisteria. The intoxicating sweet aroma lingers in the air attracting hungry bees. The shrine itself is dedicated to the 9th-century scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, who is now worshiped as a god of learning. Students frequent the shrine and pray in hope of passing the upcoming exams. I couldn’t get enough photos of these purple blooms hanging from trellises.  I hope you’ll enjoy the images below as much as I enjoyed taking them. wisteria-in-kameido-tenjin-1

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Wisteria Festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo

 

Written by Nano @ Travel With Nano B.

Welcome to my site! I'm Nano, a serial expat trotting the globe to discover wonderful places and savor the gastronomic treasures of the world. Via Travel With Nano B. I'm spilling my love for travel and detailing my international culinary adventures one lil' blog post at a time. Currently based in Japan, I'm on a quest to explore this magnificent country and share my unique insight with you all. Worldly adventures, gourmet discoveries, cultural experiences, wanderlust photography, savvy travel tips - find it all on my page. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have you here reading!

8 comments

  1. Nano these photos are just gorgeous, I love wysteria and have been trying to grow it for years, but with no success x

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