Mihama-en is a traditional Japanese garden situated right in the busy business district of Kaihin-Makuhari and was created when the whole area was developed in the 90s.
the entrance next to skyscrapers
A pair of White Wagtails (Hakusekireiハクセキレイ) were foraging on the short grass.
the entrance gate of the tea room - Shourai-tei （松籟亭)
(松: pine trees, 籟: a sound when wind touches something, 亭: a hut)
Today's wagashi (a traditional confectionary) - ume (梅Japanese plum)
inside the gate to the tea room
a toro (灯篭a stone lantern) inside the gate
a sliding door by the tea room
the lake and the tea room
a wooden bridge (you can cross it to the island)
a gazebo overlooking the lake and the tea room
Spotbill ducks (Karugamoカルガモ） & hybrid of spotbills and mallards
a close shot of a Spotbill Duck
beautifully coloured speculum
Hmm... What are you doing up there, I wonder.
looking rather guilty... What are you up to?
Where are you going?!
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