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Sumida-ku, Mukojima / Sumida-ku, Tsutsumidori
An embankment that ran along the Sumida-gawa River from Mimeguri-jinja Shrine to Mokubo-ji Temple. This became the present day Bokutei Dori Street. The cherry trees have been planted here since the time of the 4th Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna, however the 8th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune planted an additional 100 cherry trees in May of 1717 and an additional total of 150 peach, willow and cherry trees in 1726. The area flourished as a meisho (famous place) for cherry blossom viewing and sakura mochi ricecakes are one of its meibutsu (famous product).