Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (2/3) : Meigetsuin temple (明月院)

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Meigetsuin blue.

After we got out of Tokeiji temple, we went straight to Meigetsuin.

Gate of promnade, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

東慶寺のあとは明月院に。「あじさい寺」と呼ばれ有名ですね。

Meigetsuin is called “Ajisai-dera” (Hydrangea temple) because they have so much hydrangeas.

Gate, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

いたるところにアジサイが。

They have mainly blue hydrangeas. Almost all of their hydrangeas are blue. Those hydrangeas are Japanese hydrangeas named “Hime ajisai” (Hydrangea serrata ssp.yezoensis ‘Shikizakihime’). This blue world is called “Meigetsuin Blue (明月院ブルー)”.

Hydrangea 1, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

明月院のアジサイはほぼすべて青です。青一色です。

Hydrangea 2, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

My mother looked happy :)
But I was busy taking her photos :p

My mother was glad, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

母も機嫌がよく何よりです(*´з`)

I lost my mother in my sight while taking photos of hydrangeas, and I searched for her for a while, and then I found her in this tearoom !
She was already waiting for seats. Oh my ! She always does as she want to do 🙁

Tea room, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

母の姿が見えないと思ったら、いつの間にかこの中に(ノ∀`) しかもすでに席が空くの待ってる・・

We had matcha and a small Japanese confectionery.

We had matcha, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

というわけで抹茶とお菓子をいただくことに。

Blue hydrangeas could be seen from the tearoom, too.

Hydrangeas could be seen from the tearoom, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

ここからもブルーのアジサイが見えました(*´▽`*)

Water in the tea room, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

We relaxed in the tearoom for a while and then, we started to walk for viewing hydrangeas again.

Hydrangea 4, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

ちょっと休んだら再び、あじさいを見に歩き出します。

Hydrangea 3, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea 5, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea 6, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

I said almost all hydrangeas in the temple are blue, but only this part of temple have various species of hydrangeas.

Hydrangea 7, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

明月院のアジサイはほとんど青だとさっき言いましたが、このあたりにだけはいろいろな種類のアジサイが咲いてます。

Hydrangea serrata ‘kurenai’

Kurenai, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

この赤いのはヤマアジサイで「くれない」という品種。

Asian beauty

Asian beauty, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

これも山アジサイで、アジアンビューティーという品種。

Though I don’t remember its name, I like it, too.

Hydrangea 8, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

名前は覚えてないけれど、これもきれいだった。

Many people waited for taking this photo for a long time. Me, too 🙂
This is so famous and many magazines and TV program use this view.
Garden could be seen from the circle-shaped window.

Circle, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Beautiful 🙂

Circle 2, Meigetsuin temple, Kita Kamakura (Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

この円窓の写真を撮るのに大行列ができてました。確かに素敵(*´Д`)

Though I wanted to have goshuin, there were long line for that. So, I gave up.

About Meigetsuin temple (明月院)

Address / 189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Station / Kita Kamakura station (JR)
Open / 8:30 – 16:00 (June 8:30 – 17:00)
Closed / no scheduled
Admission fee / 300 yen (June 500 yen)

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