Nagoya Castle, Part One: Flower Tree Bonsai

Yesterday, we biked down to Nagoya Castle to see the fall leaves. Luckily for us, there happened to be a bonsai and chrysanthemum event going on, too!!

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There were Japanese mannequins wearing traditional robes made from flowers at the entrance.

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Inside, there was a nice little hut and waterwheel surrounded by colorful flowers.

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We got to see many varieties of chrysanthemums that had been entered into a competition. I really liked the curly ones.

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They also had flower bonsai on display! I had never seen them before, so I thought they were really cool!

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Some of the chrysanthemums were as big as my head!!

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Here is Nagoya Castle, surrounded by the fall leaves.

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More flower bonsai.

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I really liked this one with the thick, tree-like trunk.

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This one looked like flower clouds.

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I liked how this one looked like it was spilling out across the table.

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A close-up of one of the bonsai.

Well, that is all for the bonsai. The next post will be about the newly restored parts of Nagoya Castle, the construction going on there, and the gardens.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 23:03:32

    Lovely flower show! I have a Nagoya Castle magnet!!!


  2. Marie Elder
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 00:44:30

    Very nice pictures….the flowers are beautiful!


  3. James M. (Mack) Trapp
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 01:36:02

    Wonderful photography, great going. We saw the same show in November 2012 and hope to see Nagoya Castle in November 2014, while staying in Kyoto. Lucky you in brilliant Japan.


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