A dry landscape garden located to the south of the abbot's quarters of the main temple of Nanzenji. It was built in the early Edo period (seventeenth century), and is said to have been designed by Kobori Enshū. Stones and plants are placed to left and at the back of the garden as seen from the abbot's quarters, while the rest is strewn with white pebbles. It is characterized by a rhythmic placement of stones in two rows, one behind the other, with a large stone at the left end of the back row. It is designated a national scenic spot, and located in Sakyō ward, Kyoto.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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