The pretty and vigorous flowers by the railway tracks

May 8, 2016 at 11:00AM There are stone walls along the Yamanote line between Shibuya and Ebisu station. The purple flowers of the ivy leaves toadflax were vigorously blooming on the wall. This flowering plant seems to be native to Mediterranean Europe. It is no wonder that the sunlight and the blue sky suits these pretty flowers…

The humble flowers on the stone wall of the noble family

May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM I have found modest and beautiful pink flowers of the rose evening primrose on a stone wall. This is the stone wall of the grounds of the Akasaka Estate where members of the Imperial Family such as Crown Prince and Crown Princess reside. You might often see those who are jogging. I think this is a…

The hydrangeas are blooming

May 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM I have found the blue flowers of the hydrangea at the walkway near Aoyama-itchome Sta. It was the first time for me to see hydrangeas blooming this year. The flowers of the hydrangea inform us that the rainy season is approaching. The rainy season in Tokyo is warm and humid….

The very gorgeous rose tree at a common crossing

May 8, 2016 at 10:40 AM There is a small crossing with the traffic lights between Ebisu and Shibuya. The crossing turns surprisingly beautiful only at the rose season. The rose tree is at the bottom of a street tree at a corner of the crossing. A lot of red roses have been gorgeously flowering and scenting the whole…

The local shopping center a red telephone box is a guide to

May 5, 2016 at 11:00AM “Hiroo Garden” is a small-scale shopping center local people casually use. A beautiful red telephone box catches your eyes. It seems to be tended with great care, considering we seldom use such a public telephone. It might have already become a symbol of the town. There were beautiful flower pots at the…

The shining purple flowers of the vetch

April 29, 2016 at 11:15AM There were light purple flowers at the roadside when walking from Shibuya to Harajuku. It seems to be called “tufted vetch” or “cow vetch”. It is very beautiful, so I don’t think it is a common weed. By the way, Talking of “cow”, it seems that there used to be a pasture…

The sweet scent of jasmine wafting around the junction

April 29, 2016 at 10:50AM You can enjoy a sweet scent of jasmine everywhere in Tokyo at this season. This is a T-junction with much traffic near Shibuya station. Jasmine flowers are hanging on the fence of a small park at the corner. I’m sure that the fregrance makes people calm down and feel happy. Jingumae 6-21,…

The classic restaurant having outdoor seats

April 29, 2016 at 8:40AM “Ristorante ASO” is one of the most popular Italian restaurant in Tokyo. It is in a quiet exclusive residential district and has classic atmosphere. It was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide. You can enjoy the sophisticated dishes at dinner and spend a luxury teatime at the outdoor seats as well. Sarugaku-cho…

The fascinating small park at a street corner

April 23, 2016 at 11:00AM You find small parks in Tokyo where buildings and houses are crowded together. There are a few benches for the neighborhood to take a rest and often cherry blossom trees most Japanese people love. In the cherry blossom season passing pedestrians also unconsciously stop by such a park. Minami-aoyama 7-1, Minato, Tokyo, Japan…

The pure white azaleas in front of a gym

April 23, 2016 at 10:50AM Both sides of the street are the sites of the same university. Because there are no fences, you might feel like as if you became a student in the campus. The white flowers of azaleas looked like silently listening to the sounds echoing throughout the campus from the gym. Higashi…