Sankeien Garden Early Morning Lotus Viewing
Lotus flowers begin to slowly open at sunrise and are best viewed fully around 7 a.m. From around 9 a.m., the flowers begin to close and are fully shut by noon. Since the beautiful, pure lotus flower grows up out of the mud, it is often used to symbolize someone outstanding who has blossomed out of the secular world. In India, the lotus flower is the flower of saints, while in China it is the gentleman's flower. During lotus blossom season, Sankeien Garden opens at 6 a.m. to allow you to view the beauty of the opening blossoms in the refreshing morning air. Visitors can also try their hand at making lotus threads from lotus stalks and masks from lotus leaves.
|Dates||July 14(Sat.), 15(Sun), 16(Mon., Holiday), 21(Sat.), 22(Sun), 28(Sat.), 29(Sun.), August 4(Sat), 5(Sun), 2012 (from 6:00 a.m.)|
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