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Yukitsuri being set up, Kenrokuen Garden

Yukitsuri (Japanese: 雪つり) is a Japanese technique for preserving trees and shrubs from heavy snow. Trees are given extra support by bamboo poles with ropes attached to limbs; whereas, shrubs are often tied tightly around the circumference. Yukitsuri is a common sight in Kanazawa and Kenrokuen Garden during the winter months.[1]

Yukitsuri can also be seen in Hibiya Park, Jindai Botanical Garden, Yoyogi Park and Inokashira Park in Tokyo.[2] Tokyo no longer receives much snow, but the yukitsuri now function more as seasonal markers.


  1. ^ Kanazawa Tourism - Yukitsuri at Kenrokuen Garden Retrieved March 27, 2015
  2. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association Flower Calendar Retrieved March 27, 2015