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Kameido Tenjin wisteria festival with a beautiful sunset

In mid-April 2021, Tokyo exited its state of emergency.  It was time for people to enjoy their flower festivals again.   One that made a welcome return was the wisteria at Kameido Tenjin.  I had been looking forward to it for a long time.

Tokyo Skytree behind Kameido Tenjin wisteria at sunset
wisteria with satsuki azaleas underneath

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.

People praying at Kameido Tenjin
Kameido Tenjin wisteria on trellises

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.

Kameido Tenjin with wisteria bushes in front
wisteria and satsuki azaleas near pool

I almost got the perfect picture of Tokyo Skytree.  If only the pool lights had been on and more clouds.  Wishful thinking, I know.

Kameido Tenjin wisteria
wisteria on trellis over pool

For those of you wanting to read my main article about Kameido Tenjin, click here.  It is a must-see for shrine and flower lovers! I highly recommend visiting there in spring.

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