Mitake 三多気 sakura viewing spot

FB_IMG_1524030983753Mitake is one of Kansai area famous sakura viewing spots, it’s  ranked one of six best spots here:

https://www.kansaiscene.com/2018/03/get-set-sakura-fever/

Although it’s in a country place, used practically for agriculture, there were many people, just walking or equipped with big cameras. Along the rice fields’ edge, filling water with petals and sometimes reflecting there, are growing old sakura trees. Some of them have holes or split trunks, but they are still blossoming…

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There is a shrine on the top of a little hill with three big trees. They are said to be very old and preceded the shrine, which was built for worshipping them.

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Two trees are growing right next to one another, forming the entrance to the shrine.

This looked so impressive, and reminded of a fairy tale, or enchanted forest.

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Also the snake figure near the hand washing vessel looked alive and too real, giving even more mystical feeling to this place. Water under the snake figure’s mysterious look was filled with flower petals…

I climbed up the hill to the shrine, and it was the kind of nothingness and desertedness as could expect, although less scary as I somehow started imagining.

Author: marysorientarto

Hello! thank you for visiting! I am Marija and this blog is dedicated to my fascination with Oriental culture and arts. It mostly consists of my paintings and ceramic images, dance and travel experience. Some of them are created while living in China for two years and learning Chinese language, traditional painting and calligraphy. I am also creating dance inspired by Chinese and Japanese music. I have stayed and traveled some time in Japan, too. However, some paintings may represent also Northern and Eastern Europe culture and influences, where I come from. Contact information: Facebook: Marija Jurso or Sniega zieds (art page) Instagram: Sniega Zieds Youtube: Happy Dance through the Snow 微博 Weibo: 玛丽_东北欧

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