Adventures of an American Seoul-Sister

Adventures and Observations of an American Seoul-Sister

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ume at Osaka Castle

During my recent trip to Japan, I was lucky to see the first plum blossoms (ume) of the season during my tour of Osaka Castle. 
Reflection on castle mote

View from across the mote

Ancient gate to the castle

 View from the castle garden

View of Osaka from the top level of the castle

Time capsule buried at Osaka Castle in 1970 and scheduled for unearthing in 6970.  Now, that's optimism!

The remaining photos were taken at the castle's plum orchard.  Since, these were the first blooms of the season, many people came for viewing.