Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Irises of Asazawa Shrine near Sumiyoshi Shrine

Just outside of Sumiyoshi Shrine, there are two small shrines side by side.

One of them is called “Asazawa-sha”, and Benten, a goddess for prosperity, entertainment, and beauty is enshrined.
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There must have been a lot of musicians, dancers, beauticians, geishas and many other women worshiped here.
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Men worship too.

Now is the time for irises.
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They are in full bloom.

There are many kinds of irises, like Hanashobu, Ayame, and Kakitsubata. The iris here is Kakitsubata. Kakitsubata is a symbol flower of Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City.
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by berry-raspberry | 2010-05-15 16:24 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)