Tachibana and Wisteria in front of Nan'endo hall of Kofukuji temple
- Tourist spots in nara city -

The tourist spot that I will introduce today is Tachibana and Wisteria in front of Nan'endo hall of Kofuku-ji templee in Nara.
[ Cherry tree on the north side of Nan'endo hall of Kofukuji in Nara ]
There are frequent changes in temperature as warm and cold in the spring.
And as they are repeated, it gets warmer.
It was particularly so from last week to this week.
Well the area around Nan'endo hall of Kofukuji in Nara is where I walk very often.
A Cherry tree are planted on the north side of the hall.
There were considerable flowers falling over from the tree already.

Cherry tree near the Nanendo hall

Cherry trees are also planted on the northeast side of Nan'endo hall of Kofukuji.
These trees were in full bloom.

Cherry tree near the Nanendo hall

Cherry tree near the Nanendo hall

I think that it is due to another type of cherry tree.
[ Sakonnofuji ]
Tachibana and wisteria are planted in front of Nan'endo hall.
They are called Ukonnotachibana and Sakonnofuji.
First the wisteria caught my eyes as I walked from Hokuendo hall.

Wisteria near the Nanendo hall

Wisteria near the Nanendo hall

Purple wisteria flowers were in bloom.
On Monday it was in the early half-bloom stage.
But on Friday it was in the half-bloom stage.

Wisteria near the Nanendo hall

I think that it will be in full bloom next weekend.
At that time it will be beautiful and a better tourist spot here.
I think that the wisteria flower will bloom earlier than usual.
There is the Fudodo hall nearby and there is a wisteria in front of it.
But this wisteria has not bloomed yet.
[ Ukonnotachibana ]
I looked at the Tachibana.
I saw a yellow one between the leaves of the Tachibana.

Tachibana near the Nanendo hall

I wondered what it was, and approached it.
There were many fruits in the Tachibana.
They were small fruits about 3 cm in diameter.

Tachibana near the Nanendo hall

This fruit seems to be unable to eat raw because it is strong acid.
Tachibana was loved by Emperor Genmai.
Genmei Emperor is one of the few women's emperor.
She gave Takibana's surname as award to an Imperial Court lady.
That Imperial Court lady is Tachibana no Michiyo.
After that, she gave birth to Tachibana No Moroe and Empress consort Komyo, who are historical figures.
That was an aside about Tachibana.

[ Approximate Latitude and Longitude of tourist spots etc. ]
In Google Maps, you can find the location of tourist spots with latitude and longitude.
The following latitudes and longitudes are not officially announced, they are what I found out.
So they may be wrong.
(1)Nan'endo hall of Kofuku-ji temple: N34.68253 E135.83034


(April 14, 2018)

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