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Moon Bridge in strolling pond garden (chisen kaiyu shiki niwa) of Portland Japanese Garden

Moon Bridge in strolling pond garden (chisen kaiyu shiki niwa) of Portland Japanese Garden

Shisendo built by a former samurai named Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672) in 1641. Jozan devoted the later part of his life to studies, mostly Chinese classics and garden architecture. Jozan selected the name "Shisen-do" after the 36 classic Chinese poets portraits he had hanging in his study. These portraits are still visible today. Shisen-do is a lovely place with two main somewhat distinct features: the villa and the gardens. Due to a short but steep slope between them, they are almost…

Shisendo built by a former samurai named Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672) in 1641. Jozan devoted the later part of his life to studies, mostly Chinese classics and garden architecture. Jozan selected the name "Shisen-do" after the 36 classic Chinese poets portraits he had hanging in his study. These portraits are still visible today. Shisen-do is a lovely place with two main somewhat distinct features: the villa and the gardens. Due to a short but steep slope between them, they are almost…

Sacred Shinkyo bridge over the Daiya river, at the Futarasan jinja Shinto shrine, Nikkō, Japan

Sacred Shinkyo bridge over the Daiya river, at the Futarasan jinja Shinto shrine, Nikkō, Japan

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