I took Kintetsu line to Kashiwara station, and there was a special bus for Matabei cherry tree in the blossom season, then I walked from the bus stop to the Matabei cherry tree on the peaceful country field. In the field, there was a huge Matabei-zakura (Cherry blossom of Matabei). Matabei was a name of a samurai, Matabei Goto, who was a vassal of Hideyoshi Toyotomi in late 16 century. After the battle of siege of Osaka castle, it was said that he lived here and planned this tree. Actually this cherry tree is about 300-year-old. It located at the edge of stonewall, and its beautiful branches were hanging down. It became very famous all over Japan after the opening of the NHK’s national historical drama had broadcasted this wonderful figure.