Mobara himeharu no sato
このパノラマを撮影した2007年当時は市の施設でしたが、財政的に運営が厳しくなり、一時休園。その後、民間に運営を委託し、現在は花と犬のふれあいをテーマとした「レイクウッズガーデン ひめはるの里」としてリニューアルしています。残念ながら、こいのぼりの展示は今はもう行われていないようです。 http://www.lwgarden.jp/index.html
Copyright: Junichi Date
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Taken: 26/04/2007
Uploaded: 21/08/2013
Updated: 31/08/2013


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