The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter1. History

Fukiage Garden

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FUKIAGE GARDEN. The area of these Imperial grounds is nearly eighty-five acres. Situated within the northern circuit of the Shogun's Castle, they consisted originally of a large park of wild flowers containing a detached pavilion called Hana-batake Goten, or the Palace of the Field of Flowers. The Shogun Tsunayoshi, at the end of the seventeenth century, made extensive changes in this part of the Citadel, excavating new moats, constructing a palatial villa and garden, with arbours, tea-houses, summer-houses, and shrines, and at the same time levelling a large portion of the site to be used for equestrian sports. The garden structures bore such names as "Maple Arbour," "Cascade-viewing Arbour," "Country House," "Pine-tree Tea-house," and "Shrine of the Water-fall."