Complete picture of Asuka-yama, Asuka-bashi bridge from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol.5"
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

It was during the time of Yoshimune, the 8th Shogun, when Asuka-yama became a popular spot for sakura viewing. It began when a lot of cherry trees were planted in Asuka-yama as a part of "Kyōhō Reform" to create holiday resorts for Edo residents.