Saturday, October 17, 2020

Samurai Gardens of Kitsuki


Kitsuki is a small, historic castle town in Oita. It is claimed to be the smallest castle in Japan. To the west of the castle, on a high bluff overlooking the town, is a former samurai district.
 

About half a dozen of these former samurai homes are open to the public, and as these were fairly high ranking sanurai, their homes were large and included gardens.


For this post I have chosen to focus on views of the garden from inside the houses.


Kitsuki is on the southern edge of the Kunisaki Peninsula, an area I am rather fond of, and these photos were taken on the 4th day of my walk around the peninsula during a November, so the gardens had some good autumn colors.


 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for a lovely autumn !
    Gabi

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  2. I want one! (home, but samurai could be in the package ;-))
    Ahhh... ♥

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  3. These are some of the best in composition and contrasts I have observed.

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