The Garden Guide

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

Shogun Iyetsugu palace garden

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Iyetsugu, a later Shogun, built here a small palace for his mother, together with numerous detached structures for the recreations of her Court, such as a study, painting room, observatory, dancing room, embroidery room, and dyeing establishment. Small factories for the manufacture of sake*(Sake,�Japanese wine brewed from rice.), cakes, and sugar, and a dispensary for herbs and drugs were also arranged. The open spaces were at this time planted with cherry trees, pine trees, maples, chestnut trees, bamboos, and autumn plants. At a later date the Shogun Yoshimune broke up many of the buildings, leaving intact only a few arbours and garden pavilions. Other buildings were again erected by a later Regent, the names of the principal being:�"Grove Tea-house," "Wistaria-trellis Arbour," "Suwa*(Suwa,�a spot in Japan celebrated for its beautiful sea view.) Tea-house," and "Herb-field Arbour."