Azaleas, Chishakuin Temple, Kyoto / サツキ(躑躅)の智積院

Azaleas, Chishakuin Temple, Kyoto / サツキ(躑躅)の智積院

Balloonflower, Chishakuin Temple, Kyoto / 智積院の桔梗(ききょう)

Balloonflower, Chishakuin Temple, Kyoto / 智積院の桔梗(ききょう)

*The aspect of these umbrellas varies in size, shape and colors. Here is a big red umbrella used to protect the head monk from the sun during the must see Chishaku-In Temple festival, held on June 15th. Visit the following site for great pictures and information on this temple and many others in Kyoto. Link to Chishaku-In. When Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana came to Kyoto Palace, a similar, but bigger red umbrella was used for their protection.

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