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sanjū roji

triple tea garden

A style of tea garden composed of inner, middle and outer sectors. A middle gate is placed between the inner and middle sectors, and the arrangement can be regarded as a two-part tea garden with the outer sector divided in two. Three-part tea gardens were first made in the beginning of the Edo period (seventeenth century), but examples of this style are few. The Ennan garden is representative.

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