Last week, it started rainy season in Tokyo area. Meteorological Office announced the start of the rainy season, nevertheless it has been sunny. Today is hot and sunny like summer, too. So I went to walk around Ueno park in Tokyo. There are zoo, National Museum and other some museums. Today I found the big face of Buddha that used to be the big statue of Buddha in Edo period. unfortunately it was burned and destroyed its body for the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. Now the face was seated in the Ueno park.
Ueno park’s woods and bell
Ueno Daibutsu (face)
Ueno Daibutsu: 1631 Lord Hori made Syaka by clay. 1655-1660, monk made bronze statue of Buddha. 1841, it was burned but 1843 new one was made. In 1923, Great Kando earthquake destroyed the statue.
Ueno Daibutsu’s pagoda
Stone image of Jizo
Hanazono Inari shrine
Shinobazu pond. May lotus are covering the pond.
It is Shitamachi Huzoku Shiryokan (Shitamachi museum) beside the pond.
This is a beconing cat (Maneki neko) figure.
There is a big cat at the step near the pond. There are many people who is performing a song, listening, sleeping and eating lunch. This cat is familiar with people.
I guess she usually sleep in the middst of the people in the park. She isn’t fear of us.
She is still sleeping.