Cherry trees in Akasaka
View of Akasaka Cherry Tokyo.
[ID] 4448กกกก( ID:4448 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 266x210
[Cabinet] 87-14-0
[Keyword] river/bridge/flowers and trees

Benkei Bridge seen from in front of Akasaka Gomon (gate). The moat was called Benkei Moat because it was built by master carpenter Benkei Kozaemon, and the bridge received the same name when it was built over the moat. Cherry trees were reportedly planted on both banks of the moat around 1881. As the trees appear still small, this photograph was probably taken in the early 1890's.