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Shinobazunoike – Shinobazu Pond in Winter

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on February 23, 2015

The great pond in Ueno, the Shinobazunoike is famous its many lotus flowers, which have been a feature of the pond since at least the Edo period. I summer it is covered in a green carpet of lotuses, but in winter the dried husks and shells of the flowers form an equally interesting and photogenic space. The pond is also the home of many birds, some of whom are more than happy to serve as models for the passing photographers!

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  1. Cathryn said, on February 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I love this post – when we were in Tokyo, I used to run round the pond every day! So beautiful even in winter.

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    • tokyobling said, on February 26, 2015 at 6:30 am

      It is a great place to run, I actually prefer it over the more popular palace run.

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      • Cathryn said, on February 27, 2015 at 6:08 pm

        Me too! There are some really nasty stairs from the path from the zoo to the station, they climb up to a little temple and they’re brutal!

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        • tokyobling said, on March 3, 2015 at 7:52 am

          It is a Stair Master, cleverly carved and put in place by monks and masons hundreds of years ago for the benefit of your thighs today! (^-^)

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