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Sahara Kiku was a wealthy antique dealer in the Edo period established a garden for enjoying flowers and developed Mukojima Hyakkaen meaning "a garden with a hundred flowers that bloom”. The garden first opened with 360 plum trees. In later years, many different plants & flowers discussed in Japanese literature and poetry were added. The garden is the only surviving flower garden from the Edo Period. So as to preserve the garden the owner gave the garden to the City of Tokyo. It was officially opened to the public in 1939.
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Sahara Kiku was a wealthy antique dealer in the Edo period established a garden for enjoying flowers and developed Mukojima Hyakkaen meaning "a garden with a hundred flowers that bloom”. The garden first opened with  360 plum trees. In later years, many different plants & flowers discussed in Japanese literature and poetry were added.  The garden is the only surviving flower garden from the Edo Period. So as to preserve the garden the owner gave the garden to the City of Tokyo. It was officially opened to the public in 1939.