ひろしま戦前の風景 68.「比治山の桜」より
[68]Cherries on Hijiyama

昭和初期 撮影:橘高寿人氏 広島市南区比治山公園

参考資料:「広島市郷土資料館企画展 お花見」広島市市民局文化スポーツ部文化財課 2010年
Filmed in the early Showa era by Yasuto Kittaka
Hijiyama Park, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City
Hijiyama is a hill of about 70 m in height, offering a panoramic view of Hiroshima City. It was state-owned until the mid-Meiji period, but was opened to the public as a park in 1903 after being developed and replanted with cherry trees. It became one of Hiroshima’s tourist attractions after Gobinden—Emperor Meiji’s rest house in Hiroshima during the First Sino-Japanese War—and was relocated to the park in 1910. It is recorded that tens of thousands of people flocked to the park in the spring cherry blossom season. Hijiyama Park today is still one of Hiroshima City’s foremost cherry blossom spots.
Reference: Cultural Properties Division, Department of Culture and Sport, Citizens Affairs Bureau, City of Hiroshima, Hiroshimashi Kyodo Shiryokan Kikakuten Ohanami [Cherry Blossom Viewing: Temporary Exhibition at the Hiroshima Museum of History and Traditional Crafts] (2010)

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