Cherry Blossoms Cherry Blossoms

Sakura Sakura (Cherry Blossom Cherry Blossom), Yuko Takahashi; Miyako Nagata; Kanichi Shimofusa

Kozaburo Tamamura [1856-], [Travel album of Japan], ca. 1880–90 (228.1990)

Don’t Tie the Pony to the Cherry Tree, Tamaki Miura, 1917

“Uyeno Tea House”

A teahouse in Ueno Park during the cherry blossom season. This tea house is located by Shinobazu Pond. Many calligraphers and novelists assembled at this house. In the right corner can be seen a bicycle in the newest style of the time and a man dressed in Western clothes.

“Daibutsu of Kamakura.”

“Lotus Flowers at Kamakura.”

…A wooden torii gate is visible on the right. The red building on the left is Wakamiya, indicating that the building above it is the Jogu cloister. The riding trail said to have surrounded the pond during the Meiji Period is not evident in this photograph. This photograph is included in the “Tamamura Kozaburo Collection.” The date of the photograph is not known.

My Cherry Blossom, Erdody’s Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra; Ted. Snyder, 1921

“Dainichido Garden at Nikko”

Cherry Blossoms on Capitol Hill, Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra; Carl Sigman; Joseph Meyer; Vaughn Monroe, 1941

“Wisteria vine.”

“This is the smaller Taiko-bashi (Sori-bashi) located in front of the Romon (Sakura Gate) on the right. The Wisteria Festival of Kameido Tenjin Shrine held from mid-April to mid-May every year is a harbinger of summer. There are many other events held at the shrine. The parents of young children release carp into Shinji Pond during the Shichi-Go-San Festival on November 15 to pray for the healthy growth of their children.
Masaoka Shiki wrote the haiku poem: “Sori-bashi, the wisteria are purple and carp red.”

Kozaburo Tamamura [1856-], [Travel album of Japan], ca. 1880–90 (228.1990)

Cherry Blossom, Varetta Dillard; The Four Students; John Davenport, 1956

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