Sunday, May 17, 2015

Nameko's Adventures in Shichinohe

After enjoying cherry blossom viewing in Hirosaki and Towada, Nameko decided to check out the Tennou Azalea Festival (天王つつじまつり) at the Tennou Jinja (Shrine) in Shichinohe on May 3rd.

Of course no trip to Shichinohe would be complete without a visit to Namiki Gelato, so Nameko started off his adventures in Shichinohe with a black sesame and houji-cha double cone!
Namiki Gelato Shichinohe ナミキ・ジェラート 七戸町
Namiki Gelato Black Sesame & Houji-cha Double Cone Shichinohe ナミキ・ジェラート 黒ごま ほうじ茶 ダブルコーン 七戸町
Since it was a nice day, Nameko went outside to enjoy his gelato. After finishing his cone, he admired some of the many cow statues and tractors on display outside, as well as the lovely field of canola flowers. Some people were even taking (free) tractor rides through the fields.
 Namiki Gelato Cow Statue Shichinohe ナミキジェラート 牛の像 七戸町
Namiki Gelato Tractor Shichinohe ナミキジェラート トラクター 七戸町
Namiki Gelato Tractor Ride Shichinohe ナミキジェラート トラクター乗車体験 七戸町Namiki Gelato Canola Flower Field ナミキジェラート 菜の花畑
 Namiki Gelato Canola Flower Field ナミキジェラート 菜の花畑
 After Namiki, it was onto the main event, the Tennou Azalea Festival!
Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
 Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり

Shichinohe Tennou Jinja (Shrine) Azalea Festival 七戸町天王神社つつじまつり
Nameko thoroughly enjoyed his day out in Shichinohe!

Links:
Namiki Gelato (Japanese): http://www.namiki-gelato.com

1 comment:

Rachael Brennan said...

I just came across your blog and I love it. I especially love Nameko's adventures. I fell in love with him when visiting Japan about 5 years ago. I'm now living and working in Okinawa at a University here, but it's so different than the mainland.
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