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Suizenji Jōjuen

Suizenji Jōjuen garden

A garden built by the lord of the Kumamoto clan Hosokawa Tsunatoshi in the latter half of the seventeenth century. A central island, rock islands, and water-crossing stones are arranged in the pond, which was built to utilize a location with an abundance of spring water. In the northwest part of the garden, many rows of low artificial hills were built around one made in the shape of Mt. Fuji, which is the symbol of the garden, and paths circle the pond and the bases of the hills. A representative daimyo garden, it is designated a national historic site and scenic spot, and is located in the city of Kumamoto.

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