Famous Spots of the East Capital: Sumida River in full bloom
Painted by Utagawa Hiroshige I During the Tempō era (1830-1844) Tokyo Shiryō Collection 0471-C21-1

There is a reason why cherry trees were planted along the bank of Sumida River, which is famous for its sakura (cherry blossoms). If sakura trees were planted on the bank of a river, people would come and walk along the bank to see the sakura and the dike would become hardening as a result of treading. It is said that for this same reason, sakura trees were also planted along Tamagawa aqueduct.