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daimyō teien

daimyo garden

A stroll garden centered on a pond, made by a daimyo at his estate in Edo or in the castle town of his domain in the Edo period. Its multifaceted character embodied the daimyo's pastimes, interests, relaxations, political and social parties, and favors for the people in their domains. Representative examples include Kōrakuen and Rikugien in Tokyo, Ritsurin kōen in Takamatsu, and Suizenji jōjuen in Kumamoto.

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