Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tokyo | Imperial East Garden

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On the south of the Kitanomaru Park resides the Emperor of Japan. For security reasons, you can't enter his private garden (of course), but you can tour the canal and enter the East Garden. The garden seems so surreal and experimental that you might hear Ludwig van Beethoven playing Moonlight Sonata somewhere in your head, or see Tilda Swinton popping up and disappearing behind one of those trees wearing the costume she wore in The Limits of Control as The Blonde...Such things could happen here and you wouldn't even find them strange!

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"I cross autumn fields
In my dew-laden robes
On my return home.

Flowers woefully withered,
Evening has yet to arrive."
                                 --Sōgi

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