Wednesday, May 4, 2011

みどりの日 (Greenery Day)

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A lovely picnic on みどりの日 (Greenery Day) in beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen. Sandwiches, hot green tea, reading books in the sunshine, watching kawaii kids throw balls and roll down grass hills, so many colourful leisure sheets, people taking photos of flowers, afternoon naps on the grass relaxing with sounds of chatter and laughter. This is one of the prettiest parks ever.



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25 comments:

  1. It feels like I just stepped inside a dream...
    Gorgeous!!
    :)

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  2. I love that park, it is my favorite one! ♥

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  3. so so very pretty :) makes me miss japan like nuthin' else x

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  4. Hello Pilli Pilli, Thank you for your comment! I guess they do look quite dream like don't they :)

    Hello Olalla, Thank you so much!

    Hello Sushibird, it's such a beautiful park! I want to take my laptop there and work in the afternoons until my battery runs out :)

    Love Love
    Sandwich
    xoxo

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  5. Hello Rachael, Oh nawwww. Come back to Japan soon! :)

    Love Sandwich
    xoxo

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  6. I was quite moved while warching the video.
    So naive, sponatious and full of life... Dreamy it is.

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  7. Hello Amelie, Thank you for your nice comment. Oh it must be the music :)

    Love Sando

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  8. Ahh so beautiful and perfectly summery. Why do we still have exams!? *pulls hair*

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  9. you don't know how i envy you!

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  10. these are beautiful photos! i thought it was funny & cute in the beginning of the video, the mommy was trying to get the baby to crawl to her but the baby crawled to the daddy instead : )

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  11. Being in a park in Tokyo is such a winning combo, city+nature=lovely!

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  12. Hello Joy, Oh good luck with your exams!!! Enjoy when they are finished!

    Hello Eleweiss, oh it's not all fun and games but today was really lovely! :)

    Hello Lina! Thank you so much for your nice words! Instagram is so addictive! ha ha that was actually the older sister of the little boy! The mama was sitting near us! But yes still hilarious the baby had other ideas in mind! It was the cutest little boy! adorable! I wanted to squeeze his little chubby cheeks!

    Hello Liv, Thanks for commenting! It was so nice to be hidden away in the park but from some sections closer to the train station you could look up and see the buildings of Shinjuku. Convenient to drop in for some stationery essentials on the way home!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xoxo

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  13. What a lush, beautiful park and weather!

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  14. Jealous! I love Shinjuku Gyoen - we celebrated my son's first birthday there!! It is amazing, isn't it! Great photos - thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hello Sewon, It was such lovely weather. So nice after a chilly winter. I wish the weather could stay like this instead of Japanese summer...eeep!

    Hello Kat, oh how lovely to be able to celebrate your first birthday in that park. Your son is a lucky boy!

    Love Sandwich
    xoxo

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  16. Hello Sandwich, I am head over heals for your Green Day at Shinjuku koen! wow wee. I had to watch the video about three times it is just perfect. The azalea are truly magnificent.
    Hope you're still enjoying being back home again in Tokyo.
    Olivia x x

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  17. Good to see some green on Greenery Day. Love the first picture of the Japanese Garden.

    Japan Australia

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  18. Hello Olivia, Thanks so much for your comment! And for watching the video a few times :)

    Hello Japan Australia, thanks again for commenting over at Sandwich :)

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xoxo

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  19. What gorgeous dreamy photos. Was that a big round bush of magenta azaleas? Oh My! I was expecting it to come alive like some big pink flower monster from a miyazaki film.

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  20. Hello Shellie, Ha ha me too! My jaw was dropped when I found that section! So pretty isn't it!
    Thanks for your comment!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xoxo

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  21. wooooow, this post looks like a guide for heaven except for all those people. it looks crowded in here.

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  22. Hello Chloe, Yes it's hardly the 'Ghost town' the media refers to! I liked seeing everyone around. It made me feel safer. It was nice to see everyone in Tokyo relaxing and enjoying the park together after a stressful time of late.
    Love Sandwich.

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  23. Oh so so pretty! Love that there's a video as well. ^_^

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  24. ..very positive,relaxing & sunny post!!!
    thank you!^^

    PS: could you tell me the song/melody that is playing in the video?
    very warm^^

    lots of spring love!^^

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