Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ajisai-Dera (Hydranjia Temple) ;

(header was from my pictures of the Hydranjias at the temple)

The "Amida-ji Temple, 阿弥陀寺" located in the city an hour away from my house. The city is my late parents' home town, my aunt went along with us. 


This picture is from the home-page of the temple. So unfortunate that the entrance was covered with the blue plastic sheets for renovation. This temple was built around 12 century and known as the "Hydrangeas Temple".  I really enjoyed the varieties of them for the first time.  


*Would you please just enjoy the seasonal flowers here in Japan♪*












To go
To go visit the Hondou (main hall), we need to go up hill seeing Ajisai and enjoying greenery. And on the way, I saw these two old mill and viewing place with stirs.
                                                                             (both are not used now).
These two pictures are for "Rubbish Tuesday"


We past two stone bridge with Ajisai design with them.

Main Hall in the uphill and the stone stairs we past.



                    Linking this post to "Rubbish Tuesday" and "Nature Notes" 


Thank you very much for stopping by;

25 comments:

Karen S. said...

Thank you for always sharing such lovely photos. You live in a very pretty place.

Karen said...

What a lovely place with so many beautiful blooms!

Gail Dixon said...

Hydrangeas always remind me of my grandmother. She had a bush with blue/purple blooms that was huge. Therefore, they are one of my favorite flowers. I tried planting a bush last year, but the harsh winter got the best of it. :( You have quite a beautiful collection here. Hope you have a great day!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas! Uma semnana linda pra ti! bjs,chica

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas! Uma semnana linda pra ti! bjs,chica

Tanya Breese said...

i love hydrangeas! they are so old fashioned looking to me and remind me of my grandma!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful hydrangeas! love the bridge and old mill, too! lovely, miyako!

Felicia said...

What a pretty place to visit. Love the hydrangea.

All your photos are so pretty Miyako.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Oh, no wonder this temple is called 10,000 hydrangeas, Hondoji temple! They do very well in your climate and there are so many species. We got several of the ones you show here.
My goodness, you did make quite a trip for going there and also for passing those stairs to have a better over view of all its beauty.
Thank you so much!
Hugs,
Mariette

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a lovely place! I love all the different hydrangea's - some I have never seen. The stone stairs and the temple are beautiful. It is such a peaceful place, I would enjoy it there. Hugs xo Karen

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san! Wow, what a lovely temple! Ajisai-Dera is the perfect name for it! What lovely Ajisai flowers. There are some very unique-looking ones that I've never seen before. I really like the pink one that looks like cherry blossoms :-)
Love the old mill and stone bridge with Ajisai design. Such beautiful and peaceful place.

Have a lovely day, Miyako san xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, so many pretty things to see on your post today. I love the flowers, the hydrangeas are gorgeous.. The mill is cool to see still working.. And the stone bridge is wonderful.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day and week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, so many pretty things to see on your post today. I love the flowers, the hydrangeas are gorgeous.. The mill is cool to see still working.. And the stone bridge is wonderful.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day and week ahead!

Tom said...

Lovely hydrangea! The mill-wheel is a delight.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Roan said...

Good Afternoon Miyako, You have posted some gorgeous flowers. I love the old mill and the viewing station. I could go on and on. Very nice post! Thanks for linking up!

marilyn said...

this is such a beautiful post...really enjoyed all your wonderful pictures...

Claudia Moser said...

I so enjoy your pictures, so serene!

Christian Weiß said...

Great capture and a wonderful place.

EG CameraGirl said...

So many different hydrangeas! They grow very well there!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Beautiful hydrangeas dear friend and what a lovely show.
I just bought a white one yesterday to plant in a pot - I love them

Hugs
Carolyn

Ann said...

i love hydrangeas!! your photos are fabulous!!
we had pink and purple-blue ones a few years back...a nasty heat wave was the cause of their sad demise!!! i was just telling my husband the other day that we need to get more!!
the old mill is wonderful.
thank you so much for sharing these photos!!!
xoxo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Miyako this is a beautiful garden. I love hydrangeas (and I see by your comments that I am not the only one). They are such a beautiful flower and I have noticed that they are lovely in every stage ... budding, in full bloom, and even when they are fading. Thank you for sharing this beautiful garden; and visiting it is a lovely way to remember your parents as well.

Susan said...

Hello Miyako, I had no idea of the many different varieties of hydrangeas. Such colours and shapes. It is a treat to see all these different parts of your beautiful country :D)

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako.... How beautiful are the flowers. I have two hydrangeas that suffered this winter, but are back up now. I hope they bloom this year. Happy weekend to you... Michelle

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