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This photograph is taken in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden located in Tokyo Shinjuku in spring of five years ago. This is the site which had a daimyo's(feudal lord) mansion in the Edo period firstly. It went into Meiji era and the Shinjuku vegetable Imperial Garden which the Department of the Imperial Household manages was established in 1879. Generally it is opened to the public after the World War II, and is loved as a national park of the Ministry of Environment jurisdiction now. Area is large as a park of the center of Tokyo in those with 58.3 ha. Inside a garden, there is a large greenhouse besides a Western garden, a Japanese garden and a children's playground. So, it serves as oasis left behind to the newly emerging city center in Shinjuku where a skyscraper stands close together. This time, a long winter finished and a Japanese apricot with the flower of white and pinkw was full bloom inside the garden.

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