JAPANESE GARDENS

We visited the Japanese Gardens yesterday. This garden was established around 1650 to complement the Tsuyama castle. What a beautiful oasis of calm it was. Lili got to feed some of the koi in the pond. 

Taeko-San took this lovely picture of us on the bridge. I really like it.

Taeko-San took this lovely picture of us on the bridge. I really like it.

The lilies are considered flowers of the Buddha. They open at dawn with a special popping sound. 

The lilies are considered flowers of the Buddha. They open at dawn with a special popping sound. 

This pine was planted by the Japanese emperor. 

This pine was planted by the Japanese emperor. 

Beautiful mosses, shade and water features

Beautiful mosses, shade and water features

Ishidoro lantern by the tea pavilion

Ishidoro lantern by the tea pavilion

Lili inside the tea pavilion

Lili inside the tea pavilion

A little butterfly outside the tea pavilion

A little butterfly outside the tea pavilion