Cherry leaves over the Meguro River.
A little jizo at Daienji Temple.
School children at the Institute for Nature Study.
Little fish in the river. Not many years ago this river was so polluted that nothing could live in it. Now it is much more alive, with herons, egrets, fish and ducks.
Another Jizo at the temple. These little statues are dedicated to preserving the souls of children who have died.
Leaves and spider webs.
I was captivated by the handiwork of the spiders.
An old leaf imprint on a log stepping stone.
Cherry leaves in front of modern buildings along the Meguro river.
One of the 520 Arhat stone statues at the temple.
It was the season for these colorful spiders. They were everywhere!
A hawk found its way into a crows nest, and the crows were very upset. They made a huge racket you could hear all over the park. The hawk was attacked over and over, but he was totally unfazed.
An old tree that was probably original to the garden. (About 300 years old.)
Golden Buddha at Daienji Temple.
Most of the statues are male, but this one is a sunny faced lady. Every face is different.
Many different varieties of trees.
A frustrated crow.
Reflections at Gajoen Hotel and wedding hall.