Friday, November 26, 2010
The old Otonashi water park in the Ishigami ikawa brook, a well-known scenic spot in the edo period, featured in the “one hundred famous view of Edo” by Ando Hiroshige. The park and it’s waterfalls, was a renowned site to enjoy the four seasons.
However, the brook later became too polluted and diapered below the thick concrete, to prevent flood damage, during the postwar development.
The city of Kita at the north of Tokyo, in an ecological project, reconstructed the park in the same spirit of the original one, reopening to the public in 1988.
The park is again a place to enjoy the seasons, being the most busy in the summer when is full of kids enjoying the once again clean stream’s water. At this time, it is great place to enjoy the autumn colors.
The park is one of the six parks in Tokyo in the selection of “100 Japanese urban parks”.
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