The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 11. Garden Vegetation

Tea garden cherries in the style of a Chinese painting

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There are also exceptional cases in which landscape gardens are purposely designed to satisfy special fancies, or to serve as an attraction in one particular season. An example of this is shown in Fig. 42, representing a Tea Garden designed by a priest called Saito Dosan, and intended to suggest the pictorial style of a Chinese painter famous for his paintings of hills of wild Cherry trees.