This picture scroll shows a procession of Imperial visit of Emperor Kokaku who abdicated in the 14th year of Bunka (1817) to Sento Imperial Palace, a palace of abdicated emperor. The Sento Palace at the time was called Sakura Machi Palace which was built by the Tokugawa Shogunate for Emperor Go-Mizunoo. The name Sakura (cherry blossoms) derived from the former owner of the land, Fujiwara Shigenori (1135-1187) who loved cherry blossoms and was called Sakura Machi Chunagon (middle counselor). Emperor Kokaku (1771-1840, and 1779-1817 on the throne) came from House of Kan'in-no-miya and ascended the throne at the age of 8. The Emperor tried to restore the festivals of Iwashimizu and Kamo Shrines, and functions of Imperial court. The Emperor later created an incident called "Songo (respectful title) incident" and contested with the Tokugawa Shogunate about his intention to give a title of Abdicated Emperor (Dajo Tenno) to his father, Imperial Prince Sukehito.
Sakuramachiden Gyokozu, 1
Original sizes: length 2370 cm and width of paper 60.7 cm
Sakuramachiden Gyokozu, 2
Original sizes: length 2040 cm and width of paper 60.7 cm