The Irises of Tofuku-ji

During last summer’s visit to Tofuku-ji, I spent some time enjoying the temple’s beautiful flower gardens. Tofuku-ji is famous for its irises (which fortunately bloom in June, when I was in Japan).

16H07 Iris Garden, Tofukuji

Although it rained the day I visited, leaving the flowers a bit more limp than usual, I found them vibrant, beautiful, and well-worth their reputation as among some of the lovelier flower gardens in Japan.

16H08 Tofukuji Iris

What are your favorite flowers? Do you like Irises?