The inner moat of the Imperial Palace° 3°ň
[ID] 3076°°°°( ID:3076 )
[Photographer] F. Beato
[Album] F. Beato
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 290x210
[Cabinet] 62-35-0
[Keyword] Edo Castle
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View of Koji-machi and Hanzo-mon from the west side of Soto Sakurada-mon. The area where the Imperial Palace (former Edo Castle) faces the inner moat (Sakurada Moat) is called "Hachimaki Doi." The stone wall was constructed only on the upper portion, and the rest was a gently curving earthen embankment. Old pines still remain inside the stone walls, and this is one of the most beautiful spots in Tokyo. The Watari watchtower of Hanzo-mon, which was removed in 1871, is visible, indicating that this photograph was taken at the beginning of the Meiji Period. The photographer is Felix Beato.