The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto

<p>The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto</p>

Shugakuin Rikyu (E-31)

Shugakuin Rikyu (E-31)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 修学院離宮(京都市左京区の比叡山麓にある宮内庁所管の離宮) “The stroll garden was not designed merely as a place to delight people with a succession of picturesque views or to furnish a background for such pastimes as moon viewing, cherry blossom-viewing, tea ceremonies, and poetry parties. It was also a stage on which...

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Sento Gosho (E-40)

Sento Gosho (E-40)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 仙洞御所(京都御苑内, 京都御所の南東) “I crossed the zigzag bridge and entered the path leading away from it. Now the whole pond lay spread out before me. Unexpectedly I was standing under the remaining flowers of the crape myrtle that had attracted my attention when I first looked out over the garden a...

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Katsura Rikyu (E-88)

Katsura Rikyu (E-88)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 桂離宮(京都市西京区桂) Katsura Rikyu is an Imperial Villa built during the 17th Century A.D. It formerly belonged to the Hachijō-no-miya (八条宮) family. William was the first foreigner to have received the official permission to take the picture of the Imperial Villa and the garden. “A garden design in...

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Sento Gosho (E-72)

Sento Gosho (E-72)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 仙洞御所(京都御苑内, 京都御所の南東) “The cobblestone beach (ariso) made up of carefully selected stones were in fact a gift of the lord of Odawara in eastern Japan. It is commonly believed that the stones were gathered along the shoreline of Odawara, individually wrapped in silk for the voyage to Kyoto and...

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Katsura Rikyu (E-104)

Katsura Rikyu (E-104)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 桂離宮(京都市西京区桂) “As we step through the side gate, we feel ourselves transported into an utterly different world from the one we have previously known. Trees, stone, shrubbery each occupies the position it has been commanded to occupy. We are not free to walk around in this garden wherever we...

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Katsura Rikyu (E-52)

Katsura Rikyu (E-52)

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<< Return to The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 桂離宮(京都市西京区桂) “An ideal garden, at the same time that it is an unending garden, an unbounded garden, must be a garden in constant flight. A garden that always escapes our possession and everlastingly flees into the distance, a garden that flies away like a butterfly casting its shadow for but...

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