There is a legend regarding the cobblestones that appear in the foreground of this image. It is said they were a gift from Lord Okubo of Odawara to the emperor, and each stone was wrapped in silk. The stones are called “isshouseki” and there are more than 110,000 of them all together. The name comes from the fact that anyone who could find such round stones were given an isshou (1.5kg) of rice in exchange. We can see the stones are illuminated in different tones, and appear like jewels. Above them, two trees gently frame this serene landscape that includes a pond, the Tsukabashi bridge, and its reflection.
Sento Gosho (E-72)
From the The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto collection.
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