Between giant stone walls to Hyakunin-bansho 百人番所, “hundred-man guardhouse”, against the cityscape.
A view of the Fujimi-yagura 富士見櫓 (“Mt Fuji viewing keep”), one of the few remaining keeps of the inner citadel of what was originally the Edo Castle 江戸城.
To the expansive East Gardens via the Kikyō gate 桔梗門, as the guides quietly elaborated the history of the structure.
Through a Japanese black pine, kuromatsu 黒松, with a training reminiscent of coral. Japanese gardens feel like they could be from deep under water, a reef pushed up by seismic activity, swaying in currents of air.