What can be rarer than to find a garden full of umbrellas that are protecting the delicate flowers from the strong sun???!!!! One of the most humble experience I ever had, it was also so beautiful – a magical sight .. and it happened in Japan, where they have such strong respect for nature and find such joy in all flowers.
I visited the Shukkei-en Garden in Hiroshima during April 2015.
Shukkei-en (縮景園?) is a historic Japanese garden in Hiroshima. Construction began in 1620 on order from Asano Nagaakira, daimyo of the Hiroshima han.
The gardens were opened to the public in 1940, the Asano family donated them to Hiroshima Prefecture. Being a short walk from Ground zero of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Shukkei-en became extensive damaged, and then became a refuge for victims of the war. After renovations, it reopened in 1951.
I wish you a pleasant weekend.
“This Earth is our only home.
Together, we must protect and cherish it.”