2013/06/20

奥殿陣屋 Okutonojinnya

5月18日 奥殿陣屋に行ってきた。去年も同じような時期に来たので二度目だ。
少し下で矢作川に合流する支川、巴川のほとりで、岡崎の市内を外れているのでのどかな田園地帯にある。今年も昨年来た時も鶯が良い声で鳴いていた。
元々は、1万6千石の親藩であった奥殿藩の陣屋として作られたらしい。今は、四季折々の花が見られる岡崎市の自然公園。いつか,別の季節にも来てみたい。
On May 18, we visited Okutonojinnya.  This was the second time.  We came here last year in about the same season.  It is located in the soothing rural area off city of Okazaki near Tomoegawa river that is flowing into Yahagi river in some downstream.  This year and also two years ago, bush warblers were merrily singing.
Originally, this was a capitol house of Okutono-domain that was a close relative of Tokugawa-shogun.  Now, it is a natural park where we can enjoy flowers in all four seasons.  I hope we can come back in different season, some time.

バラが綺麗だった Nice roses.




バラ園の辺りは庭園というより畑の趣。畑にふさわしく、作業小屋の前の棚にはキウイの花が咲いていた。
Rose area is a croft rather than a garden.  Appropriately, Kiwi flowers were blooming on a pergola in front of the hut for field workers.


書院の奥の園路にヒトツバタゴらしき花が満開に咲いていた。
At the side of a walkway beyond the library house, there was a Chinese Fringe Tree
, probably, in full bloom.
書院ではレース(編み物?)の展示会が開かれていた。江戸初期の風格を残したと言われる食事処「金鳳亭」では筍ご飯等が頂けるし、陣屋の茶屋には軽食やおみやげもある。野菜売店では地元農家作の新鮮野菜、草木苗をお値打ちに買うことも出来る。
In the library house, there was a sales exhibits of laces.  In the Kinryutei restaurant that has a style of Edo-era, we can have seasonal lunch such as bamboo shoot rice bowl, and at Jinya tea-house you can shop souvenir and have snack.  We can shop fresh vegetable and nursery plats grown by local farmers at the vegetable shop at reasonable price.


去年も同じ頃に行ったのだが、バラにはまだ早く、庭園(畑)の芍薬、生垣のツツジが記憶に残った。
We were there about the same season last year, but it was too early for roses, and I remember peonies in the garden and azalea at the hedge.
2012のツツジ Asalea in 2012


庭園はこんな具合で、何の変哲もない田舎の畑の真ん中にあるとは思えない趣だ。
This is the Japanese garden.  It is surprising that this is located among non-descriptive rural area.
2012 日本庭園 Japanese garden.

この時は骨董市とガラス工芸の展示会が開かれていた。骨董はひやかしただけだったが、ガラス器は幾つか求めたのが家で活躍している。
Last year, there were a antique flea market and a sales exhibit of glass art.  We just looked antiques, but bought a couple of glassware that are still popular at home.  




更に、素晴らしいのは駐車場も入園も無料と言うところ。
Moreover, it is wonderful that the entrance and parking are all free.