Panorama TOKYO : Kaga  

The residential area Kaga lies 3 km north of downtown Ikebukuro, and is known for the site of the old 'daimyo' mansion of Maeda Families in the Edo period. The Shakujii River meanders in Kaga and flows east into the Sumida River at the north of Tokyo. Most of the rivers in Tokyo are sandwiched between the two insipid banks with concrete protection. But each riverside has space of recreation such as the promenade lined with cherry trees, and shows us the scenery of the seasons.

The Kaga-midoribashi Bridge is a small bridge only for a sidewalk. From on the bridge, you can enjoy viewing the fantastic cherry blossoms hanging over the river. Life of the spring color is very short. One week after the full blossoms, the flow of the river was dyed pink with plenty of cherry petals fallen by the wind.

See also Panorama TOKYO 360° : Kaga-midoribashi Bridge

JR Saikyo Line: Itabashi Sta., Subway Mita Line: Shin-itabashi Sta.

panoramic camera : NOBLEX 135 U (NOBLAR T 29mm/F4.5)
picture angle : 130 degrees (horizontal)
exposure : F11 , 1/125 sec.
film sensitivity : ISO 100
shot : March 2003

updated : August 18, 2003
released : April 12, 2003

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