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Kohōan teien

garden at Kohōan temple

A dwelling of Kobori Enshū after he retired, and his family temple. The garden complex, composed of the front garden and four inner gardens, was built in the early Edo period (seventeenth century). It burned down in 1793, but was reconstructed to almost its original form. Its dressed-stone nobedan pavement in the front garden, the tea room Bōsen with its shoji doors lacking paper on their bottom halves, and the tea garden in its entirety, are all highly original in design. It is designated a national historic site and scenic spot, and is located in Kita ward, Kyoto.

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