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.

Anemonopsis macrophylla/ False anemone/ レンゲショウマ
Anemonopsis macrophylla/ False anemone/ レンゲショウマ
Lespedeza bicolor/ Bush clover/ ハギ
Lespedeza bicolor/ Bush clover/ ハギ
Patrinia scabiosifolia/ Patrinia/ オミナエシ
Patrinia scabiosifolia/ Patrinia/ オミナエシ
Lycoris sanguinea/ Orange Spider Lily/ キツネノカミソリ
Lycoris sanguinea/ Orange Spider Lily/ キツネノカミソリ
Liriope muscari/ Lilyturf/ ヤブラン
Liriope muscari/ Lilyturf/ ヤブラン
Phyllostachys heterocycla/ Moso bamboo/ モウソウチク
Phyllostachys heterocycla/ Moso bamboo/ モウソウチク
Chrysochroa fulgidissima/ Jewel beetle/ タマムシ
Chrysochroa fulgidissima/ Jewel beetle/ タマムシ
Agrimonia pilosa var. japonica/ Hairy agrimony/ キンミズヒキ
Agrimonia pilosa var. japonica/ Hairy agrimony/ キンミズヒキ
Adenophora triphylla var. japonica/ Japanese lady bell/ ツリガネニンジン
Adenophora triphylla var. japonica/ Japanese lady bell/ ツリガネニンジン

 

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