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    yarimizu streams clusters of stones and clipped shrubs line the water features that meander across the space It is one of the finest residential gardens open to the public in Kyoto The garden is located in SE Kyoto near Nanzenji and the Miyako Hotel Yamagata Aritomo 1 a member of the aristocracy and a veteran statesman the late 19th century bought land in the Kusakawa cho neighborhood and proceeded to build a villa and garden there in 1892 completing it in 1896 He hired Ogawa Jihei as his designer Ogawa will reappear as the designer of a number of gardens in the Meiji period including Heian Shrine and Shinshin an and he had a hand in virtually all of those constructed in Kusakawa cho In this case Ogawa created a stroll garden around two pairs of brooks and shallow ponds all fed by water from the new canal He captured alive ikidori or shakkei the entire Higashiyama mountain range through the device of two groves of trees growing in the area around the property The trees form both the vertical elements and the horizontal trimming line to frame the mountains Below the gap in the trees the eye is drawn down a three tiered cascade from which the water flows over a miniature rapids into the first pond A second stream flows from the north part of the garden and is spanned by a bridge from which a rock composition at the confluence of the streams can be seen Other such compositions are interspersed among the clipped shrubs in a way that draws the eye across the intervening lawn space A member of the so called literary tradition and considered a progressive thinker in his time Yamagata s preferences were toward what was known as the naturalistic rather than the

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  • JGarden - Gardens
    proved difficult however Despite the building being scaled down by one third incomplete knowledge of the original plans made construction of an exact replica impossible But the great difficulty lay with a fundamental transformation of function from secular a hall of state to sacred a Shinto shrine in terms of the building and from the sacred garden of the Heian period in which all elements were encoded with significance in a Buddhist cosmology to that of an Edo Meiji secular garden within which a public could walk after worshipping at the shrine 1 Ogawa Jihei developed a rather romantic naturalistic design with a large palette of plants some imported from Europe designed to provide visual interest in all seasons The garden is quite extensive covering about five acres A visitor begins on the west end of the garden passing first through an area dominated by willows and flowering cherries The planting shifts as one moves around the sequence of water features that enfold the shrine proper In the east sawatari ishi or stepping stones meander across the water to a tiny island These stones inscribe a visual footnote in local history as they were also the foundation stones for the piers of the Gojo Bridge prior it its reconstruction during Meiji The final element and most prominent garden feature is the Taihei kaku a covered bridge spanning the south section of the pond The style shows some Chinese influence and is reminiscent of Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji the Gold and Silver Pavilions The extension of this walking surface over the water also refers to Heian period pond gardens While the garden at Heian Shrine is hardly successful as a re creation of the Heian period garden it marks the beginning of a garden building boom in the Nanzenji area To the

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    books etc designers suppliers organizations biographies glossary timeline links jgarden news Keep up with JGarden changes and news Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Moved Name Moved Alternate Name This garden entry has been moved to a new Private Gardens section Address Mailing Address City State Postal Code Country Phone Fax E Mail Contact Designer s Construction Period Public Private PRIVATE Hours Admission Added to JGarden Last Updated JGarden Description With

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    support this service by helping out on cost of the servers networks or camera and office supplies you can do so by buying your next books music CDs or videos after following this link to Amazon com They pay a few percent in referral fee for anything bought by users who enter their site from my site This process is fully anonymous so I won t know whom to thank

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  • JGarden - Linking Policy
    and news Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Linking Policy I f you would like to add a link to JGarden from your web page you are welcome to do so If your own web site is directly related to Japanese Gardens in some way we will at our discretion provide reciprocal links Please drop us a line at info jgarden org to make the request The example below will make

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  • JGarden - Copyright
    monthly newsletter Copyright A ll written materials on JGarden org are copyrighted by Robert Cheetham and may be downloaded and or reprinted for personal use only All imagery on JGarden org is copyrighted by the respective owners as noted with the imagery JGarden org is a supporter of fair use rights Consequently we encourage individuals to use the imagery and text on this site for personal and educational use only

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  • JGarden - JGarden Glossary
    by Janet Lloyd browse gardens tools JOJG articles web articles features archive plants books etc designers suppliers organizations biographies glossary timeline links jgarden news Keep up with JGarden changes and news Subscribe to our monthly newsletter JGarden Glossary Garden Terms Landscape Terms karesansui dry landscape garden gravel and stones are used to represent water In its earliest manifestation karesansui simply referred to the placement of stones where there was neither

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