The Garden Guide

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

Prince Arisugawa garden at Urakasumi-ga-seki

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The palace of H.I.H. Prince Arisugawa, at Urakasumi-ga-seki, has a picturesque garden designed by a pupil of Ito Shichirobei. The numerous religious establishments of the western capital, Kioto, possess the remains of what were once magnificent gardens, now sadly out of repair, and in many cases robbed of some of their most valuable features. Woodcuts scattered through the text show portions of some of these gardens. Fig. 4 illustrates a part of the grounds of the Hoshun-In of the temple of Daitokuji, with a lake and a curious roofed bridge. Fig. 5 shows a portion of the entrance court to the priests' residence in the same temple enclosure.