The fall leaves aren’t winning any awards this year in Tokyo, so thank whatever gods are in charge of making autumn insta-worthy that there are still chrysanthemums! Yes, it’s time once again for your socks to be knocked right off, with…
These photos are from the 2018 displays at the Yushima Shrine and Kameido Tenjin, but there are lots more, all over Tokyo. If you’d like to check out all my favorite places to see crazy chrysanthemum displays this month, head over to Where To See The Best Chrysanthemums In Tokyo.
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4 thoughts on “Chrysanthemums Like You’ve Never Seen Before”
Imagining the bee problems and hayfever
If Tokyo had more bees than cockroaches, this might be a problem, but sadly, this is not the case. VERY sadly, in my horrifying experience (https://jonellepatrick.me/2012/08/25/hating-on-japanese-bugs/)
Oh holy shit Jonelle…I wouldnt have been able to deal with that…it looks massive! did you invest in some heavy duty spray after this?
No, actually, ordinary bug spray DOESN’T KILL THEM ( ﾟдﾟ) You have to smash them (which is easier said than done, because those suckers are FAST) or pour boiling water on them. Which is what I did with the next one that reared its ugly antennae (https://jonellepatrick.me/2012/11/01/hating-on-japanese-bugs-round-ii/) However, if God turns out to be a cockroach, I’m screwed.