The big main gate is covered as they do some restoration work on it. This is the covering we mentioned before that they use all over Tokyo when they are working on buildings and want to contain the dust and debris.
The sign is the entrance to the Meiji Jingu or Temple grounds. Pat is standing on a bridge crossing the creek in this lush forest park. Jim is standing by the entrance to the iris garden. The iris garden keeps going past the end you see here. It is filled with over 150 different kinds of irises. It was very beautiful.