red spider lilies and cosmos shingashi river

In advance of the red spider lily (aka lycoris radiata, cluster amarilla, equinox flower, higanbana etc) season, a photo Friday post of red spider lilies along the Shingashi River. The spider lilies don’t bloom until September. All these photos are from between 2006 and 2022. Spider lilies Shingashi River TheRead More →

Cover photo with wind chimes for the 2022 information about the enmusubi wind chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine e

2022 Information for the annual wind chimes and glistening river at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. The Enmusubi Wind Chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine are generally displayed from around the first weekend of July to the first week in September. They follow the lesser known pinwheel event. I have visited the windRead More →

Tunnel of pinwheels in Saitama Prefecture March 2022

Pinwheels Kawagoe – 風車・川越氷川神社。In 1922 Kawagoe City was inaugurated as the first ever city in Saitama Prefecture. Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine itself has been the heart and soul of Kawagoe for more than 1500 years. In celebration of the 100 anniversary the pinwheels are already up, much earlier than normal. Normally,Read More →