Visit to Sento Imperial palace and Omiya Imperial palace

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.

仙洞御所 正門 Main gate of Sento palace,

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.

大宮御所御常御殿 Omiya palace Empress Dowager

Japanese apricot in the garden of pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in the Omiya palace

大宮御所 松竹梅の庭の梅 Japanese apricot in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in Omiya palace

Pine, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in the Omiya palace

大宮御所 松竹梅の庭の松 Pine, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in Omiya palace

Henon bamboo, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in Omiya palace

大宮御所 松竹梅の庭の破竹(呉竹)Henon bamboo, in the garden pine, bamboo and Japanese apricot, in Omiya palace

North pond in Sento Imperial Palace.

仙洞御所庭園の北池 North pond in Sento Imperial Palace.

百日紅 Crape myrtle
Crape myrtle

Yushintei, a teahouse with thatch and shingle roof.

又新亭(ゆうしんてい)、茅葺と杮葺の茶室で落ち着いた雰囲気です。Yushintei, a teahouse with thatch and shingle roof.

又新亭(ゆうしんてい) 枝を残した四ツ目垣と円窓、Yushintei, teahouse, Yotsume-gaki lattice fence with small branch, and a round window  
Yotsume-gaki lattice fence with small branch, and a round window

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.

仙洞御所庭園の南池 Suuth pond in Sento Imperial Palace.

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.

醒花亭(せいかてい) Teahouse Seikatei

ベンガラ塗りの美しい壁 Beautiful wall with Bengal, iron oxide red
Beautiful wall with Bengal, iron oxide red
萩の花 Bush clover
Bush clover

Pine tree in the front garden of Omiya palace. Pruning called “Gosyo sukashi” to form branches horizontal and downward style

大宮御所 前庭の松 Pine tree on the front garden of Omiya palace

Let’s move to the Imperial Palace next.

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