Toshi Nogyo Koen Park Cherry Blossoms 都市農業公園の五色桜


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Riverside park along the Arakawa River featuring numerous varieties of cherry blossoms including those from Washington, DC. An old thatched-roof house, exhibition spaces, and a rest house make it a very pleasant spot to visit in spring.

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Goshiki Cherry Blossom Festival 2012 五色桜まつり


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The Goshiki Sakura Matsuri or Cherry Blossom Festival is held for about 2 weeks in April at Toshi Nogyo Park. The park has cherry trees transplanted from Washington, DC whose cherry trees came from Adachi Ward 100 years ago. "Goshiki" literally means "five colors" in reference to a multitude of cherry blossom colors which can be pink, light pink, white, green, or dark pink. These photos were taken on April 22, 2012.

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Toneri Park Cherry Blossom Festival and Reagan Sakura Cherry Tree 舎人公園 千本桜まつり・レーガン桜


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Toneri Park has cherry blossoms including Reagan Sakura, a cherry tree planted in Nov. 1982 from a sapling given to Japan by Nancy Reagan in 1981. The sapling came from the original cherry tree planted in Washington, DC's Tidal Basin by Mrs. Helen Taft, the wife of President Willian Taft, in 1912.
The cherry trees sent to Washington, DC in 1912 came from cherry trees growing along the Arakawa River in the Kohoku area (江北) of Adachi Ward. However, those cherry trees died by the end of WWII. Adachi Ward later undertook a project to regrow the cherry trees with saplings taken from the trees in Washington, DC. In April 2012, they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Reagan Sakura planting. The park is near Toneri Koen Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner.

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Adachi Ward's Japan-US Cherry Blossom Centennial 足立区:日米桜寄贈100周年記念式典


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On April 22, 2012, Adachi Ward in Tokyo marked the centennial of its cherry tree gift to the US. The ceremony was held at Toshi Nogyo Park along the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward. The mayor of Adachi and other dignitaries attended and gave speeches. The day's events included tree-plantings, sumo exhibition matches, and slide show talks by people who went to Washington, DC.
The cherry trees sent to Washington, DC in 1912 came from cherry trees growing along the Arakawa River in the Kohoku area (江北) of Adachi Ward. However, those cherry trees died by the end of WWII. Adachi Ward later undertook a project to regrow the cherry trees with saplings taken from the trees in Washington, DC.

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Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple 西新井大師


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Belonging to the Shingon Sect's Buzan school, this is one of Tokyo's major temples. The real name is Sojiji (總持寺), but everyone calls it Nishi-Arai Daishi. The temple grounds feature many flowering trees and plants including an unusual species of cherry blossoms which bloom in winter.

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Shobu-numa Iris Park しょうぶ沼公園


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Shobu-numa Koen Park has five patches of irises that bloom in early June. About 140 varieties of irises and over 8,000 irises bloom. Very impressive for a neighborhood park. Near Kita-Ayase Station on the Chiyoda Line subway.

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