Saturday, February 18, 2017

Big Tokyo Weekend - Peony Show in Ueno Park

We just happened upon this show in Ueno Park.  It was a chilly day, but the flowers didn't seem affected - they were gorgeous!  















I had some nice views of this five tiered pagoda elsewhere in the park and I liked how it looked.


9 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend some time, Peonies are so beautiful.
    Thank you for all the quilt show photos, I have been enjoying them all, Japan will probably be my next overseas trip, it would be nice to be there at quilt show time, Most of my quilts have a lot of Japanese fabrics as that is what I like to work with now.It is quite expensive to have them posted to Australia, are there vendors with traditional fabrics at the quilt show?

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I tried to reply, but you are a no-reply commenter, so I will answer here.

      Yes, there are many vendors with beautiful traditional fabrics at the quilt show. The Tokyo quilt show is held in mid-January every year. The entrance fee is pricey (2100 yen), but I thought it was worth it!

      There used to be a big quilt show in Yokahama, but it is no more. I lived in Hokkaido for four years and there is a smaller quilt show in May in Sapporo, with many beautiful quilts and vendors also. I think the entrance fee for this one was 1200 yen, but I'm not sure I'm remembering correctly.

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  2. There aresome beautiful flowers there Pamela, love that pagoda.

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  3. Ueno park has many faces, and the flower shows with peonies is very popular in winter. There are several. temples, a number of restaurants, among them a lovely tofu restaurant with small elegant dishes, there are a number of street entertainers, museums, sports facilities, the famous zoo of course and then not to forget the cherry blossoms in March/April. There is something to see every day of the year.

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  4. Hi Pamela,wow such a wonderful place you have taken such lovely pics,thankyou for sharing.

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  5. Gorgeous flowers indeed. I love to see lots of flowers right now because I long for spring.

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  6. Nice to see some spring colour :-)
    Thanks for sharing,
    xx

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  7. Flower art, what a beautiful day for art appreciation!

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  8. What beautiful flowers! Also it's good to see Ted again, it's been a while since he visited us here in your blog.

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