A garden built after the middle of the Nara period. It is thought to have been an official facility for banquets, even though it was located in the Nara capital outside the palace. A meandering stone-paved stream, varying between 2 and 7 meters in width and 55 meters long, was the garden's centerpiece. The bottom of the stream was paved with stones and the shore arranged with upright boulders. Upright stones and rock islands were placed on key points and wooden pots for water plants were set at the bottom. A building stood to the west of the stream. The garden and building were restored after excavation. It is designated a national special historic site and special scenic spot, and is located in the city of Nara.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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