Tonogayako garden (9 August 2020)
I visited Tonogayako garden near Kokubunnji station.
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.
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.
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.