Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Murin-an (Scenery Garden) Kyoto

A nice garden, built in 1896 by Ogawa Jihei for Yamagata Aritomo, a leading member of the Meiji government and twice Prime Minister of Japan.

Murin-an is an example of the "borrowed scenery" (Shakkei) in landscape gardens as it has a background view of Higashiyama mountains.

The complex designed garden, with western influence, is in strolling-style and has a lawn, two streams, stones and clipped shrubs.

Murin-an Link

Yamagata Aritomo Wikipedia Entry

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