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10/22/2013

Koishikawa Korakuen in Tokyo Japan

Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the major feudal lord's garden.

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The garden was constructed in the early Edo era.

Yorifusa Tokugawa started to construct this garden in 1629.

He was a son of Ieyasu Tokugawa, first Shogun of the Edo government, 

and the first ruler of Mito clan.

 

 

The garden was completed during the reign of the second Mito clan's ruler ,Mitsukuni.

↓:A man at the left side  is Yorifusa, right side is Mitsukuni.

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This garden is a circuit style pond garden, which is a type of garden

where you walk around the central pond in order to enjoy the changing scenery.

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In 1952 the garden was designated as a site of special historical significance

and a special place of scenic beauty in Japan,

under the new law for the preservation of cultural assets.

 

 

Website of Tokyo Metropolitan park association.

http://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/park/detail_05.html

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