There are many beautiful gardens in Tokyo. We visited two of the oldest gardens. They are feudal clan gardens. Feudal clans ruled Japan hundreds of years ago. They built these gardens before the United States of America became a nation!
Can you see the shape of the full moon in this picture?
We saw lots of flowers blooming at Kyu-Shiba-rikyu.
|The wisteria is just beginning to bloom|
|Irises usually don't bloom until June or July|
|What kind of flowers are these?|
These people are drawing pictures of the peonies on the hill. We saw other people drawing pictures of trees and turtles.
The bride is wearing a traditional Shinto wedding kimono in the first few pictures.
The bride is wearing a white robe over her kimono in this picture. This is how she will look during the wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom are holding traditional umbrellas in the next pictures.
These umbrellas are made by hand from many layers of paper and glue. They are strong enough to hold an inch or more of snow.
In Japan people don't just use umbrellas when it it raining. They use umbrellas to stay dry when it is snowing and to protect their skin on sunny days.
This was a fun holiday in Japan but I think tomorrow will be even more fun. Tomorrow is Children's Day!