It was a season of Japanese iris (Iris ensata) and Hydrangea. So, our next stop was Kamoso-Kachoen. I think it was originally famous for the iris garden, but now it has also a lot of hydrangea, two big, big bird cages, also a big conservatory, and the iris garden is also a home of many duck families. We can feed the birds in the cage and in the field as much as we wish, and birds are so tamed that they even are fed from your hands.
|Photo provided by Kamoso-Kachoen|
This is a picture of Black-necked stilt mothers and babies. Can't you see babies? Count the number of legs!
This is a one of the hanging pot in the conservatory. I have never seen such a long stems of impatienses.
There are several rare tropical trees, too.
The picture in the left is buds, and the right is after it flowered. Eery...
The name "Kamoso" came from a big old house of a head man farmer Kamo family still kept well in the garden. We can also tour inside the old house.
There were also held an exhibition of two craftsmen. One is of potteries, and the other is sculptures.
Demonstration of curving stones.
Another object of this trip was to drive on the New-Tomei highway. The traffic was sparse and it seemed that everybody were strangely keeping legal speed limit. We had lunch at NEOPASA Hamamatus before we left the highway.
|Photo provided by NEOPASA Hamamatus.|
Our final stop was Ryotanji-temple. It is a family temple of Ii family, famous samurai family, and the family will be a theme of next year's annual TV drama of NHK. We plotted to visit there before it would be very much crowded once it would become widely known. Hamamatsu city has already created a booklet about the points of interest of Ii family.
Photo provided by Ryotanji.