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.



There must have been a lot of musicians, dancers, beauticians, geishas and many other women worshiped here.

Men worship too.

Now is the time for irises.

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.

by berry-raspberry | 2010-05-15 16:24 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)