Friday, June 21, 2013

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival at Toshima Park

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival at Toshima Park

Went to Toshima Park within Tokyo on 17th June (Monday) because of the rare clear weather from the rainy season!

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival at Toshima Park
Hydrangea in Japanese is called Ajisai and they bloom all over Tokyo during June.

Yuri lilies at Toshima Park
Lilies, called Yuri in Japanese, were also in bloom.

Toshima Park
The Ajisai garden is actually inside an amusement park. Tickets cost a whopping 1000yen!

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival at Toshima Park
They spray water mist from time to time to make the place cooler for both humans and flowers! I think it must have been around 28 degrees with 60-70% humidity.

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival
So big, feel like patting them!!! :3

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen
Looking complex from below...

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen
And so it says that there are 2 kinds of Ajisai: The wild one (top pic) and the hybrids that were modified (bottom pic).

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen
I did not understand why the bench had a sign saying "Do not use for cosplay"...

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen White
White ajisai, very rare... but feels like going for a Chinese funeral...

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

There were some samples of different hydrangea species at the entrance to the garden.

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen
I like this one, looks like sakura!

Hydrangea Ajisai Festival Toshimaen
And there were weird cone like shaped hydrangeas too!

The train was very empty on my way back! I imagine a different story when I go back to Singapore.

Saw this poster indicating the condition of the flowers as I exit the station. Wanted to see the lilies but I think I would have passed the peak season next week!

12 comments:

  1. wow so pretty!! these are super rare in malaysia! i would gladly pay 1000 yen to go in haha!

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    1. Hee hee... I thought it was a bit too expensive since I only wanted to see the flowers.
      Just found out that there's another terrific place to see more flowers at Chiba prefecture, an hour from Shinjuku, but I need to do my work now XD

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  2. Exellent report, thanks Eva :)

    The color of hydrangea flowers depends on soil acidity. I do not remember exactly how, something like: more acid - more blue, more basic - more pink, and white ones are on neutral soils ( sorry I could be wrong with that ). There are many of them blooming at our area, and I know a house which owners are watering hydrangeneas with different solutions to make them more colorful.

    Great pictures, great macroshots and defocusing.

    I am wondering, how it could be: no sweets, no ice-cream cone pictures. Could not beleive that. Is everything OK with You?

    ewww ...

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    1. LOL, you have great observation!
      Actually I wanted to get matcha ice-cream...
      But I haven't had lunch yet and there was a long queue for the western meal that didn't move at all!
      I didn't have a mood for soba, which was faster, so I dashed for the flowers and finished my trip within 2 hours and went for a Macdonalds meal.
      I was thinking of getting a softie but the guilt of burger and fries was too much XD

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    2. :lol:

      Yeah, that world is not perfect ... :P

      ewww ...

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    3. :P
      I am trying to slim down more so I have allowance to gain back after I return to Singapore XD

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    1. Saya pikir juga begitu!
      I think so too!

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  4. Ok I have to say loved the pictures and the report as always...but the picture that made my day was the bench one. "Do not use for cosplay" what is that all about LOL...Don't tell me you walked out that prak and didn't inquiry a bit about that curoisity. If it is no clarified my mind will start to fly! HAHAHA oh so many awesome things on why is forbiden to use for cosplay

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    1. I guess... there were cosplayers who wanted to sit at the bench to do their photo shoot!? Then post them somewhere...

      Actually I don't see the problem, unless they are planning to take for 30mins hogging the seats...

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  5. Love the flower photos you hv taken~~~

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    1. Thanks! I want to see more flowers, but I need to do my work first XDD

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