Sento Imperial palace and Omiya Imperial palace (10 September 2020)
The Sento place was served as a residence for the Emperor Emeritus and the next Omiya palace was built for Empress Dowager in Edo erta.
Main gate of Sento palace, only open fro the Imperial family or national guest.
The Omiya palace where Empress Dowager Eisho lived in 19th century. Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and Their Majesties the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita stay at this Palace during royal visits currently after the Imperial palace moved to Tokyo.
Japanese apricot in the garden of pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in the Omiya palace
Pine, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in the Omiya palace
Henon bamboo, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in Omiya palace
North pond in Sento Imperial Palace.
Yushintei, a teahouse with thatch and shingle roof.
South pond scene, shoreline called “suhama” with laid down flat and oval stones and some bridges including zig zag bridge called Yatsuhashi covered by wisteria vines.
Teahouse Seikatei, designed for tea ceremony of Sencha (middle class green tea) and enjoyable for tea, meal and drink sake. The view from this teahouse to south pond is a previous one.
Pine tree in the front garden of Omiya palace. Pruning called “Gosyo sukashi” to form branches horizontal and downward style
Let’s move to the Imperial Palace next.