In a great way Tokyo was quite exhausting, we had forgotten just how much energy you need to spend time there. While our last post showed the crowds of people; this shows our attempt to escape those crowds. The Nezu Museum in Aoyama has is held within a massive, beautiful garden right in the heart of the city. We had never been before but thought it would be a welcome break from the masses but to our amazement, it was just as packed as everywhere else.
Two famous sets of golden folding screens were on display for the first time in hundreds of years. Irises and Eight Bridges were reunited to coincide with the blossoming of real purple irises in the lakes of the garden so as a result, thousands of people were in the museum and gardens trying to get a glimpse of the irises outside, then the painted masterpieces by Ogata Kōrin inside (see the screens below).