A garden in the mansion where Ashikaga Yoshiharu, twelfth Muromachi shogun, stayed with the Kutsuki family, a local military leader in Ōmi province, from about 1528 to 1531. It is believed to have been designed by Hosokawa Takakuni. Two islands are placed in the pond, which has stone shore edging and a shoreline with pronounced curves. A dry waterfall stone arrangement is located to the southeast of the pond, in addition to the waterfall stone arrangement actually used for drawing water. It is thought that a building was located to the west of the garden, from which the landscape behind the garden also became an element to be enjoyed. The garden at the former Shūrinji temple is designated a national scenic spot, and is located in the city of Takashima, Shiga prefecture.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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