992-1074. A high-ranking aristocrat who served as regent and chief advisor to the emperor in the mid-Heian period. His mansion, Kaya no In, is well known as a grand example of a shinden style residence and garden. He inherited the villa Ujidono from his father Michinaga, refurbishing it as the Buddhist temple Byōdōin and making a Pure Land garden. Tachibana no Toshitsuna, the supposed compiler of Sakuteiki, was his son.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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