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tsuru jima

crane island

A representative island style in a Japanese garden, symbolizing a crane. Wing stones are stood on both sides, or at the center of the island, and a crane neck stone is placed at its front. It has auspicious meaning, like the tortoise island.

Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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