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Tamagawa River has a good number of cherry trees in Hamura.
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Weeping cherry
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.
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Weeping cherries
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Tamagawa Josui floodgate.
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Entry point of Tamagawa Josui canal straight ahead. This water has been diverted from the Tamagawa River (on the right).
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Start of Tamagawa Josui canal. The canal was built in 1653, 50 years after Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to Edo. 玉川上水
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Tamagawa Josui canal entrance.
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Floodgate. The position and length is almost the same as the original one built in the 17th century. Only the materials have been replaced with concrete. Water from the Tamagawa River going to Tamagawa Josui.
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Tamagawa River is dammed here. Some of the diverted water is released back into Tamagawa River on the right.
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Tamagawa River
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Map of Tamagawa Josui
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Park adjacent to Tamagawa Josui.
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers who were consigned to build the Tamagawa Josui canal.
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers
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Materials and technique used for the Tamagawa Josui floodgate in the Edo Period.
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Tamagawa Josui canal required constant repair and maintenance during the Edo Period. It created new jobs for Hamura residents (mostly farmers).
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Tamagawa Josui lined with cherry trees. I missed the full bloom period.
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Walking path parallel to Tamagawa Josui canal. These are all cherry trees.
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Cherry trees
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Tamagawa Josui canal goes on for over 40 km to Yotsuya in Tokyo.
 
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