Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips | Murin-an, A Japanese Style Garden in Kyoto, Japan.
Created 10-Dec-17
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FROM WIKI: The completion of a canal between Lake Biwa and Kyoto provided a plentiful source of water for the area around the Nanzen-ji temple domain in Kyoto. Yamagata Aritomo who was a great lover of gardens, purchased land in the area and made plans to build a villa and garden using water from the canal. He began work in 1894, but stopped in 1895 to conduct a war with China. He resumed work when the war was finished, with the help of the notable garden designer Ogawa Jihei (1860-1933), also known as Ueji, who had built the garden of the recreated Kyoto Imperial Palace nearby. In addition to the garden, he built a tea house, a traditional Japanese house, and a modern western-style house, complete with a lawn in the English style, added in 1898.
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:Aritomo, Japan, Japanese, Jihei, Kyoto, Murin-an, Ogawa, VII, Yamagata, autumn, autumn, garden, photography, 小川治兵衛, 山縣, 有朋, 無鄰菴