April 12-13,2005: Late cherry blossoms
|After a regular meeting of GOF (group Of Friends) in Oita branch, I took a bus to Kumamoto. I was thinking that the cherry blossoms this year have been over already, but I found many beautiful cherry blossoms in Aso valley on my way to Kumamoto. I was very lucky.|
|A snap shot of the blossoms was out of focus but it was really good. I wished if I were get out of the bus and look at it.|
A beautiful morning in Kumamoto. I walked around the hotel before I headed to the meeting site.
The statue "Otemoyan" dances on a local folk song.
|The manhole cover design was of Higo camellia.|
|Kumamoto castle came into
Cherry blossoms were in full bloom here.Click the picture to enlarge.
|What is the species of this white cherry blossom?|
|Kiyomasa Kato, the local feudal lord in this area, sit quietly in armor.|
|The promenade encircles the castle. (Click)|
|Benches were here and there on the promenade.|
|The moat, stone wall, willow, cherry, and camphor leaves make a very beautiful scene.|
|As I haven't walked slowly in central Kumamoto, I was lucky this time to have a chance to enjoy the town.|
|I attended a regular meeting held in GOF house in Kumamoto. I was served with a tasty lunch carefully prepared by the members. The spring special dish was cooked with red sake of Kumamoto and it was very good.|
|Kumamoto Branch's schedule was on the wall.
I was inspired by the fresh shoot of barley in the vase.