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The Azaleas of Nezu Shrine

The Azaleas of Nezu Shrine

The Nezu Shrine has been established 1900 years ago close to Sentagi in Tokyo. In 1706, it was moved a few hundred meters away, to Nezu. But, in spite of its age, this lovely old temple doesn’t apparently deserve to appear in tourist guidebooks. Nevertheless, during one month, every year, all photographers from Tokyo meet there and bang their lenses against each other.

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

Now, Sakuras are all green and frustration is at its maximum level: time fled too fast, it rained too much, wind blew too strong, too much work, too many excuses anyway and BAM!, we weren’t able to take all photos we wished to. Fortunately, azaleas are coming to give us a chance to catch-up.

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

Like sakura and AKB48 posters, azaleas are planted in key places to please the walkers. But the biggest explosion of these is at Nezu Shrine : here there are some 3,000 shrubs of about ten different colours, just that ! Here we go, I will take you for a tour of the very flowery Tsutsuji Matsuri, the Azaleas Festival.

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

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Nezu Shrine.

 

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Nezu Shrine.

 

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Nezu Shrine.

 

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Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.
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Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

 

Nezu Shrine.
Nezu Shrine.

Too many flowers? Not enough ruins ? Colours overdose? Morbid deficiency? Tell me everything!

Article translated from French to English by Marion Varenne. If you find any mistakes, please tell us in the comments.

  • I’ve been there last year. Although they were in full bloom and the weather was just as great, my photos don’t look even half as good as yours. You’re so talented!! Love the photos to bits and pieces! 😀

    Also, love the new design of your blog! 🙂

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I am Jordy Meow, I am a French photographer living in Japan. My interest is to discover and share information about offbeat and lesser known locations for foreigners coming or living in Japan. I published books and now preparing new beautiful series of guidebooks.

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