Visit to Tonogayako garden

Tonogayako garden (9 August 2020)

I visited Tonogayako garden near Kokubunnji station.

Jiro Benten Pond from a bower on the cliff

Jiro Benten Pond from a bower on the cliff

The garden is located on the southern edge of the Kokubunji rift line.

The natural flora in the Musashi plateau and the cliff-like rift area are well protected.

Open space in the clif

southern edge of the Kokubunji rift line

When I overlooked Jiro Benten Pond from a bower on the cliff listening songs of cicada and sound of “shishiodoshi”; water filled bamboo clacking against rock, I was able to forget noisy urban sound and scorching heat.

Jiro Benten Pond, spring at bottom of a clif

Jiro Benten Pond, spring at bottom of a clif

A bower on the cliff overlooking Jiro Benten Pond

A bower on the cliff overlooking Jiro Benten Pond

A bower on the cliff overlooking Jiro Benten Pond

Shishiodoshi; water filled bamboo clacking against rock

Shishiodoshi; water filled bamboo clacking against rock

As I walked around by watching summer or autumn flower such as false anemone, bush clover or patrinia,

I found a jewel beetle. I haven’t seen this beetle more than several decades, I can remember childhood days.

Chrysochroa fulgidissima/ Jewel beetle/ タマムシ

Chrysochroa fulgidissima/ Jewel beetle/ タマムシ

 

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