Mid Feb
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Plum Blossom at Jonan-gu in Kyoto 2025

Shinto shrine with a garden to inspire poetry

Venue: Jonangu Shrine When: Mid Feb - Late Mar 2025

Jonan-gu is a Heian Era Shinto shrine that was built in 794 when the court moved from Nara to Kyoto. It is famous for a Heian style poetry event called Kyokusui-no Utage, held twice a year in the beautiful garden in spring and autumn. A camellia and weeping plum festival takes place at the shrine in February and March. These photos were all taken in mid-March when the shrine is full of plum blossom. Maybe the gorgeous plum blossom will inspire you to write poetry!

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Elena Lisina 4 years ago
Cathy, the first photo is just wonderful!
Kim 4 years ago
How stunning! I can understand how it would inspire poetry!
Jeradyne Cheong 8 years ago
The weeping plum trees look so pretty!

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