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2015年12月24日 (木)

Let's walk in Kawagoe, a little Edo(Tokyo) 小江戸・川越散歩

11月の一時帰国の折に 脳ドックのMRIをやりに 川越に行きまして・・・

お陰様で 検査結果は「問題なし」。 軽やかに歩きましょう・・・

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Let's walk in Kawagoe city...   but,  I m alone to walk.   hahaha

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ok.   start walking here...  at  Otemon Gate  Bus stop....

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let me go to  Honmaru Goten(main residence) of Kawagoe Castle...

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Honmaru Goten...

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Honmaru Goten (本丸御殿), meaning "the palace in the inner-most circle of defense", is the only surviving building of the former Kawagoe Castle. It used to serve as the lord's residence and offices.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6504.html

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it is said that  Kawagoe castle was built in 1457....

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Tsubaki ..Camellia.....

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then, now,   let's go to  Kita-in  Temple.....

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a litte too late to enjoy  Cosmos.... but, still you can find them...

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oh,  it looks that cosmos  is  Yummy !!

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autumn leaves in November....

but, this year,  it is not so cold yet...

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do you like  Icho tree ?  a maidenhair tree.

and what about this  song  " Falling Leaves "...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKuSbz7DkFk

very nice song...

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this classic bus  is going around sightseeing spots in Kawagoe city....

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main gate  of  Kita-in Temple....

about the history of  Kita-in Temple, pls visit here :

http://www.kawagoe.com/kitain/english/

it is said the original temple was built in 830 A.D.

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looks nice here....

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Oh,   movie film shooting ??

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for the detail of Kitain Temple, pls visit here :

http://www.kawagoe.com/kitain/

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Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3) celebration for children is going on in November.

https://japansociety.org/event/celebratory-rituals-for-children-shichigosan-7-5-3-ceremony-5

Japanese people celebrate the growth of children at their age of  3 years old, 5 years old and 7 years old...

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yes,  I m very hungry now....

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Yaku-Yoke Dango of the Temple...

Good Luck Charm Dumpling ??

evil spirits will go away  by  eating this Dango !!

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on the way  to  the main sightseeing street....

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i found this church...

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now,  let us walk along  the old street of the city....

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Stone  ..... or ?

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Wood.....

this is Unagi ( eel ) Restaurant....

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this is the typical type of the building.... to prevent their precious goods from fires...

since  Edo  era...

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these traditional buildings are preserved for tourism...

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another street is  preserving  the ones in Taisho Period...

about  100 years ago...

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Manga  to introduce some stories about a Monstrous Being in Kawagoe.

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do you want to eat something ??

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Oyster  Center....  wow !

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Various kinds of  Japanese Papers, here....

thats  all  for  Kawagoe city..

did you enjoy ??

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

 

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