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Konnichian teien

Konnichian garden

Konnichian is a mansion with a teahouse and garden, belonging to the Urasenke school of tea ceremony. It is recorded that this school was established in 1646, and the tea garden built in 1649. The tea garden burned down in 1788, and while it has been partially renovated by successive heads of the school according to their individual tastes, for the most part it remains true to the original form. It is composed of inner and outer gardens, divided by a middle gate whose roof is covered with bamboo. It is designated a national scenic spot, and is located in Kamigyō ward, Kyoto.

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