Lighting of autumn leaves
22 November – 1 December 2019
Otakuguo Park, with its graceful Japanese garden, will be lit up elegantly for the autumn colour season 2019. The park is easily accessible form Shinjuku – 10 minutes’ train ride plus 10 minutes’ walk.
About Otaguro Park
Otaguro koen is a stroll garden of about 9,000 square meters, located at the former residence of Motoo Otaguro (1893 – 1979). Born the son of a wealthy businessman, Otaguro became a renowned music critic, who contributed, above all, to the dissemination of Western music in Japan.
A Western-style house built in 1951 in the park used to be the atelier of Motoo Otaguro, where the memorabilia of the music critic are now on display.
Lighting of Otaguro Park 2019
The inner garden is a Japanese stroll garden landscaped with a pond, streams, trees and rocks. It has the tea house and the rest area in the administrative building, offering a garden view.
In autumn, old red pines, Japanese oak and Japanese zelkova trees in the garden turn red and gold. The coloured leaves are reflected gorgeously on the surface of the pond and the streams.
At this time of the year, the foliage will be gracefully lit up, and the park will be open for extended hours.
A visit to the garden will be even more enjoyable on the weekends during the autumn leaves event:
The tea house will offer matcha and wagashi (traditional tea sweets), allowing visitors to take in the fantastic view of the garden while taking tea (fees extra). Also, live koto music will be performed to highlight the beauty of the garden.
Otaguro Park (photo courtesy: Suginami City, Tokyo)
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