For those who are visiting the Meiji Shrine, sometimes you may find flower arrangements to village dioramas that were beautifully decorated.
While I don’t know too much on the history of the actual dioramas, I do know that the chrysanthemum exhibition is often held in October/November at the shrine. So, without further ado, I would love to share photos of these flowers and village dioramas but because of the number of photos, I will split them up into two posts. The first will feature the flower exhibit and tomorrow’s posting will feature the village diorama.
This is something interesting that I had no idea until I went to a very nice sushi restaurant, they prepared chrysanthemum for eating.
I had no idea that chrysanthemum (a.k.a. “kiku”) petals were edible.
In Asia, they sell the greens from the chrysanthemum at markets. But at a traditional Japanese izakaya, they serve bright yellow chrysanthemum as a side-dish and has a unique but yet delicious taste.
But if you happen to be in Japan during the fall, definitely visit the flower exhibition at Meiji Shrine in Shibuya.