We had five guests joining our weekday tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on Jan.22. They were from United Kingdom, Romania, France, Indonesia and Korea.
The sky was clear but a little bit chilly. However some plum trees started to bloom and they have shown us the announcement of spring.
During the tour , we heard sounds of wind instruments. It was the sound of Gagaku, the Japanese ancient court music. Gagaku consists of the ceremonial music and dance of the imperial court of Japan. It was completed by about 10th century and is designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property.
We were so happy to share an enjoyable time with our guests in the peaceful surroundings.
We hope they add our tour on their memories of Japan.
( by Rei )