Today we went to Anraku-ji, a small but beautiful temple right behind our house, to the special Pumpkin Memorial Service. This tradition is over 200 years old. Visitors can eat special cooked pumpkin and drink cold tea while viewing the beautiful garden. It is said that by eating these pumpkins, you stay healthy for the rest of the year. Let’s hope it’s true, at least it was very delicious!
The gardens of Anraku-ji are amazing with beautiful stone statues: