Autumn tints of Takinogawa, Oji° 8°ň
No.988. TAKINOGAWA NEAR OJI
[ID] 4166°°°°( ID:4166 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album] Tamamura (album 2)
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 240x190
[Cabinet] 80-34-0
[Keyword] river/bridge/scenic spot
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The 8th Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshimune, visited this area in 1720-21 and was pleased to find that the Oji Gongen Shrine and the name of the Otonashi River originated in his home province, Kishu. As a result he ordered the planting of Yoshino cherry trees at Mt. Asuka and maple trees along Takinogawa to provide autumn colours. Consequently, the Oji area became a popular tourist spot for people from Edo. Taken in the mid-Meiji Period.