Hello, this is online staff member Midopa.
I went to Yamashina, Kyoto to see the rare green Sakura cherry blossom "Gyoikou-zakura".
Yamashina, Kyoto, is one of the five monasteries of the Tendai sect of Buddhism.
Bishamondo, one of the five famous monuments of the Tendai sect in Yamashina, Kyoto, and also famous for its cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
Traveling with Tea, Kyoto.
Yamashina Sosui in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto is famous as a spring strolling spot where you can enjoy both cherry blossoms and rape blossoms planted along the Sosui when the season coincides.
Yamashina Sosui in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto is famous as a spring strolling spot where you can enjoy both cherry blossoms and rape blossoms.
The pale yellow-green petals were swaying beautifully in the spring breeze.
From the sosui (canal), a gentle slope leads up to the destination, Bishamondō Hall.
Bishamondo is famous for its large weeping cherry trees and Someiyoshino cherry trees, but the late-blooming "Gyoikou-zakura" had finished blooming by the time I arrived.
I wandered around the temple grounds looking for the Gyoikou-zakura.
I couldn't find any.
Then, a person from Bishamondo approached me and told me that it was a cemetery path 😊.
And the discovery, "Gyoikou-zakura".
The "Gyoikou-zakura" is said to have been named "Gyoikou" because the "Gyoi" in "Gyoikou-zakura" means the clothes of a nobleman, and the color of the flower resembles the moegiro robe worn by a nobleman.
It is said that the flower was named "Goyoikou" because the color of the flower resembles the moegi yellow robe worn by a nobleman.
Bishamondo is a historic building and cultural asset with the atmosphere of the 17th and 18th centuries, and is a natural scenery known for its autumn leaves as well as cherry blossoms.
Visitors are sure to be entertained in each of the four seasons.
We hope everyone will enjoy a spring stroll in Bishamondo.