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The 2011 Asia Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention and Exhibition and was held in Takamatsu, Kagawa, on Shikoku. Takamatsu is a good tourist destination. It is in the Seto Inland Sea and is close to some of the biggest reasons growing bonsai in Japan. At night, a giant maze of pedestrian areas interior offers plenty of entertainment.
Just opposite the hotel where the convention was held, is Tamamo Park, home to the remains of the castle of Takamatsu. The castle, one of the three mizujiro, or “castles in the sea” in Japan, began in 1587. Since 1955 has been opened as a public park and recognized as a national historic site (brochure Park).
The tallest structure in the park, Tsukimiyagura Torreta, is an observation of three floors built above the wall along the pit in the northeast corner of the park.
Looking up at Tsukimiyagura Torreta
The northern view – Seto Inland Sea
Some of the pines of the park
the view south from Tsukimiyagura Torreta
up and down from the upstairs involved steep stairs supported by some creative wood joinery.
The park is well kept -. I can not imagine the effort required to keep many large trees in such a nice way
Torre Symbol and Clemente hotel rising behind trees and shrubs well trimmed-de Tamamo
the main building of the park is the Hiunkaku, built in 1917. inside, several outstanding bonsai were on display, but no photos were allowed.
Just outside the Hiunkaku was the Garden Naienoniwa. It is also dates from 1917, although the pines that abound in this part of the park were planted a little later by the Emperor and Empress Showa Period.
Lantern in Naienoniwa Garden
a series of small details gave the park its charm, from patches of moss ferns shadow struggle to survive along the eaves of the roof tiles. It was, in short, a very comfortable place to visit.
Pigeon rolling through Moss
pine bark – same color as the stone walls surrounding the park
Wall old castle
Walls and moat
Walking through the pines
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com