Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken in Meiji Shrine Outer Garden of Tokyo Shinjuku-ku. Lined gingko biloba trees are located with symmetry the 300m along main street to Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery from Aoyama street. It begins to color from the middle of November every year, and becomes trees with whole surface of golden color from the end of November to early in December. On that day, green leaves still remained, since it is before the peak. However, many persons had visited to see it in here. These ginkgo tree roadside grew here in 1923. It was chosen out of the ginkgo tree grown-up within and without the tree height of 6m in present Meiji Shrine, and planted here. The present age of the tree is 100 years, and one hundred and forty six ginkgo trees are planted in 9m interval along the both passages. As for the tip of a ginkgo tree, it is impressive that the shape is prepared by the cone triangle. This is taken care of in January - March by gardeners when no leaf will be once in four years. Seemingly the reason the ginkgo tree was chosen in this place was abundant in green quantity, elegant dignity and strong also to pollution. The building which is visible to the front is an art gallery (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery) which is exhibiting the historical and cultural precious pictures describing the whole life of Emperor Meiji from an end of Edo Period to Meiji Era.

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