Silvered by snow – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.
Posted by Claire Usmar on March 10, 2015 in Cultural, Nature, Photos |
There’s just something magically timeless about a traditional Japanese garden blanketed in heavy snow. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo commencing services this weekend, this garden will be just 2.5hrs from Toyko!
The far too brief dawn glow.
The main pond.
The tourist stampede begins.
A stylish tourist.
The famous rope supports that Kenrokuen is famous for.
A most famous view.
Another snowy lantern.
The path up to the lake.
Early bird tourists.
Snow on pine needles.
The fist plum blossoms.
Another variety of plum blossom.
Staff hurriedly clear the snow from a bridge.
Th frozen pond.
Workers clear snow from the old trees to prevent them breaking.
The famous stone latern and tea house of Kenrokuen.
Tea house on the pond.
A snow blasted lantern.
Beautiful. I miss the snow. You’ve captured the splendor of the winter. I loved the pictures.
Thank you barbdsykes! The splendor of winter has been very elusive in Kanazawa this year. Not nearly enough snowy days for my camera’s liking.
Beautiful. I wish it would snow more here. I’ve been in Kanazawa since the summer of 2013 and we’ve had almost snowy days. I hope this winter is better!
Me too, fingers crossed! Here’s hoping for a huge snowfall and a super cold night that’s chilly enough to freeze that lake!