Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival 2021

Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival 2021 was great. Why? Tokyo had exited its pandemic state of emergency! It was time for people to enjoy flower festivals again.  I had been looking forward to this one for a long time. Another reason was that I got to see the flowers under a superb sunset.

Only a couple of days prior, I thought I shouldn’t go. I strongly felt I shouldn’t.  Coronavirus was still here, and the number of cases wasn’t dropping. But I hadn’t got any good pics of the wisteria for several years. In the end, I went.  A foolish thing to do in hindsight? That is something I won’t deny.

I went late in the afternoon, the latest I’d ever been. There was some rationale for that. In 2021, there was no light-up for the flowers. I figured few people would be there, which was what I wanted.

And I also guessed, in the late afternoon sun, the flowers would look their best. Around sunset, the grounds look superb. A soft afternoon light cast a lovely glow over everything. The wisteria looked terrific.

I almost got the perfect Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival 2021 photo. Tokyo Skytree soared above the flowers. It was a beautiful scene. The tower’s lights were on, but the shrine’s pool lights weren’t. It would have been perfect if both had been on at the same time. Of course, a few clouds would have been icing on the cake! Wishful thinking, I know. It will happen one day, I’m sure.

Only a few people were there to enjoy Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival 2021’s sunset with me. And that was a good thing. Most times I go there it is so crowded. I guess this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Wrapping up

This festival is a must-see for shrine and flower lovers. I highly recommend it. And for those of you wanting to read my main article about Kameido Tenjin. It is one of the best smaller shrines in Tokyo.

Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival 2021 photo gear:

  • Camera body: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

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