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Iris time - Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
« on: June 15, 2015, 15:17:39 »
The blooming of the iris in Meiji Jingu announces the start of summer.
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Re: Iris time - Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 16:32:53 »
Oh, Mike, you live in Tokyo as I do, but are ahead of my time!  Very pleasing color and interesting composition.
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Re: Iris time - Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 04:35:40 »
Thanks for commenting, Akira. I think that the blooms are at their peak at the moment - the iris garden is looking beautiful, but VERY crowded after 10.00 when buses arrive!

A couple more pics from the day.

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Re: Iris time - Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 08:57:46 »
All lovely photos, Mike! The flowers are well presented with lots of detail and good compositions and I particularly like number 3 with the painting/easel with tourist(?) in the background nicely OOF.

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Re: Iris time - Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 12:51:58 »
Thanks for commenting, Lance. So many Japanese bring out their paintbrushes and easels in the significant flowering seasons (cherry blossom, iris, etc.). I imagine it's a satisfying hobby.

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