1998.4.22

We went to Sasamuta shrine of Oita in the rain. by Mie

A magnificent shrine. Sasamuta shrine is called
"The first shrine of Bungo(old name of Oita.)"
It is the second highest national shrine
next to Usa shrine. Fresh green in the rain is
really beautiful.
It is wisteria flower, however,
that makes the shrine more famous over its history.
The tree stretches its boughs and branches starting
from such a big trunk.
When looking down from the arch stone bridge,
it looks like a broad carpet of wisteria.
It was unfortunately raining,
but we could enjoy the best bloom
of the wisteria.