*Visited "Mouri Residence" and its Garden*
After the Meiji Restoration (around 1867; the period of modernization in which aspects of Western systems and culture were adopted to Japan), former local lord called Mouri "毛利" constructed the beautiful garden which completed in 1916. I posted only the walkway here for Tex's meme as it was too late to get into that day.
Last week, I visited this place taking the chance seeing my aunts and uncle living in the same city. It wasn't a good day for phto-taking, raining slightly on and off :-) It is a sweet memory I saw my late uncle who was a gardener working here when young.
（The stone lanterns in the frame of the header are from the garden)
This first picture was taken from inside the garden viewing the residence;
Walkway from the parking lot to the first entrance
There is a big pond on the way and luckily my husband found Blue Heron.
(Yes, the birds I can find are limited :-)
The first two pictures below is the gate of the garden both from outside and inside.
|This is the restroom with comfortable atmosphere.|
|There is a museum inside; taking pictures are not allowed there.|
Here is the enlarged picture showing the family crests of Mouri on partition.
Happy I won't be busy except weeding and visiting my cousin meeting her newborn granddaughter♪ Just worrying about the typhoon which seems coming directly.
Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, changed for the newest post）
Love to you all, xoxo Miyako*