＜ a wall of The Sentō Imperial Palace ＞
I met my friends in Kyoto on May 7.
I strolled in Kyoto Imperial Garden in this morning, and after the lunch, visited Sanjusangendo Temple.
＜ a map of Kyoto Imperial Garden ＞
Kyoto Imperial Garden was emperor’s Imperial Palace for about 1000 years.
I was surprised for the vast park that extended 700 meters from east to west, and 1300 meters from north to south.
The place where I strolled was a red oval part on above map.
Green was deep, and red of the azalea was impressive.
Foreign tourists were conspicuous although there were few people.
＜ Higashiyama mountain is seen far away ＞
＜ Bridge laid in a pond and a small Shinto shrine ＞
＜ a tearoom house was seen beyond a island ＞
Young travelers from foreign countries are looking at the carps in the pond.
The style of pond in the Japanese garden has been condensed here.
＜ Tearoom house of 200 years ago ＞
This tearoom house was seen from the pond a little.
＜ a residence of a court noble of 400 years ago ＞
The residence becomes the administrative office of this park.
＜ Sakaimachi gate of this palace facing the Marutamachi Street ＞
I feel more dignity in the black color of this gate.
＜ lunch and a garden in restaurant ＞
A pond, a stone lantern, high trees, and low trees have been distributed skillfully.
I seemed to exist in deep woods, though it is a small garden.
＜ 1000 statues of Sanjusangendo Temple （borrowing phot）＞
I was more impressed by the appearance of 1000 statues of goddess.
I saw these in 55 years before.
When I was child, was I impressed by these statues that had been made in 800 years ago?
Blessed with fine weather, I talked pleasantly with friends and I felt a Japanese tradition.