Fukiage Park,the Imperial Palace° 3°ň
470 FUKIAGE
[ID] 3937°°°°( ID:3937 )
[Photographer] R. Stillfried
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 2)
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 240x195
[Cabinet] 77-6-0
[Keyword] garden
  Photographs of the same title

The 8th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune is said to have planted bamboo trees in Fukiage Garden located north of Hanzo-mon around 1725, a time when the shogunate was in dire financial straits. Bamboo was chosen because it is practical and abundant. The bamboo trees can still be seen today inside Hanzo-mon. Emperor Showa (1926-1989) used to enjoy digging up bamboo shoots here. Taken between 1877 and 1887 (second decade of the Meiji Period).