The Kameido Tenjin Shrine was famous for the wistaria flowers. At the beginning of May, the wistaria flowers around the pond in the precincts had used to be in full bloomed. They were rich bunch of hanging down. However it was in 2000 when the pond was greatly repaired. Even the arched bridge was rebuilt and it was made of concrete. Then, strangely enough the wistaria flowers stopped to bloom at the next year. Two years later, they have started to bloom again, but they were not so nice as before. In this year, although it was a little early for the wistaria flowers, still we could see some flowers. I hope the flowers would completely recover again. Apart from the flowers, I was impressed by the Chinese-poem recitation, which I haven't heard after a long time.

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