Hama-Rikyu gardens is a public park in Tokyo. But as I stepped into the park, I was not sure that I was still in Tokyo as one of the biggest and busiest city in the world. It was just a few minutes ago that I was just was surrounded by tall buildings, busy streets and walking through crowd of people. Only the sight of the buildings at the perimeter reminded me that I was still in the city. I was touched by serenity and the well blended between nature and the Japanese culture from the park.
These are few bits of the Hama-Rikyu park.
The welcome sign at the front of the park.
Japanese pines grow on the low cut grass lawn. The tall builds remind you that you are still part of the city.
This is an interesting object. It was hung from the roof as part of rain gutter. I guess it was used to catch the rain drops and to prevent the water damage to the ground blow. I am guessing here.
I met a park resident. I could not resist to make friend with him.
The park is also located at the mount of Sumida river.
I was wondering how these great trees survived on their own.
I just like the shape of the trees. It made me wonder whether human had anything to do with it or not.
An artful way of giving nature a hand. The supports are like the tree limbs that just grew downward.
I believe this is a tea shop – A very good idea.
I am not sure what this is.
Hydrangea… they can be found in the park too. I just love them.
Long reaching vines for a good bye.