The Garden Guide

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

Niigata garden in Echigo province

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A pretty garden at Niigata, in the province of Echigo, belonging to a certain Mr. Shirase, is a very fine example. It has a small lake, the banks of which are crowded with rocks, having round bushes and grasses planted between them. On the surrounding areas are pine trees of rare shape, with their foliage conventionally cut into discs in what is called the Tamatsukuri Style. In the background, is a hill with a cascade and rockery, backed by large clumps of spherical bushes.