Happō-en Lantern at Dusk- Autumn

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    Happō-en, located in the Shirokane area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, is a beautiful place known more for hosting an endless stream of weddings and formal banquets. Happō-en has a history dating to the early 1600s, when it was the villa for Okubo Hikozaemon, a trusted confidant and retainer of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan, as well as his two successors. Afterwards, the villa served as a residence for the Shimazu clan from the domain of Satsuma in Kyushu and then served as a villa for Saigō Takamori for a period of time. Happō-en means “eight gardens” in Japanese and its main garden is truly a delight, especially in early April, when the cherry trees are in bloom.

    小川 Ogawasan, lilichan06, pokoroto, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Sim~ 39 months ago | reply

      That is beautiful...looks romantic...cool for a wedding!!!!

    2. pokoroto 39 months ago | reply

      Great Autumn image.

    3. lilichan06 39 months ago | reply

      Really wonderful!
      Lovely light!

    4. gwashley 39 months ago | reply

      very nice - lovely warmth

    5. Dr. Harout 39 months ago | reply

      The light is wonderful.

    6. Tom Klausz 39 months ago | reply

      Nice colors!

    7. Rekishi no Tabi 39 months ago | reply

      There are so many weddings here-- an unbelievable amount!
      Thank you. I really enjoy shooting autumn foliage with this camera at dusk. It is great for low-light captures without a flash.

    8. spazio_space 39 months ago | reply


    9. Kiyo Photography 39 months ago | reply

      Wow !!
      Soooooooooo beautiful !!!!!

    10. M_Strasser 39 months ago | reply

      superb, so gorgeous. wonderful light and atmosphere

    11. Yama Daiku [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

    12. Marquisde 37 months ago | reply

      beautiful autumn image.

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