Monday, May 30, 2011

More Yuushien

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here are photos from the second half of my walk around Yuushien, the graden located on daikon Island. It has a large karesansui, the dry garden mostly associated with Zen

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Most commonly the rocks are seen as islands and the raked sand as water.

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There are a few buddhist statues scattered about the garden, and coins left in their hands as offerings....

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There are also several small waterfalls though its necessary to take side paths to see them.

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The best views, perhaps, are in the restaurants and tea rooms where the windows provide the frame to see the garden as paintings.

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As well as the peonies, Yuushien is also famous for growing ginseng, a plant notoriously difficult to grow. The gift shops are stocked with ginseng products.

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3 comments:

  1. Looks very nice, I have been to a similar zen garden in Kyoto.

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  2. Quelle merveille ce jardin!
    Je m'imagine y passer des heures à contempler tant d'harmonie!

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  3. Wow, that is a fantastic Japanese garden!

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