Cherry trees along the Koganei embankment° 3°ň
A550 SPRING SCENES OF KOGANEI NEAR TOKYO
[ID] 2724°°°°( ID:2724 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 268x203
[Cabinet] 54-46-2
[Keyword] river/flowers and trees/rest
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Until the Murayama and Yamaguchi reservoirs were built in 1927 and 1934, respectively, the Tamagawa Waterway seen in this photograph was the main source of water for Edo and later Tokyo. Huge cherry trees stand along the banks. Only a few old cherry trees remain at present because most of them were cut down in 1954 to allow for the expansion of the Itsukaichi Highway north of the waterway. The spaces where people could put out blankets to sit and enjoy the cherry blossoms also disappeared, and people began to go to Koganei Park for cherry blossom viewing. Taken around 1897.