The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 2. Garden Stones

Master's Isle (Shujiu-jima), and Guests Isle (Kiakujin-jima)

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The other two islands alluded to, are called the "Master's Isle" (Shujiu-jima), and the "Guests' Isle" (Kiakujin-jima); the principal stones placed upon them are mostly named according to the special pursuits or functions associated with these two islands. Those of the "Master's Isle" are as follows:� "Stone of Easy Rest" (Ankio-seki),�supposed to form a favourite seat for the master of the house. "Stone of Amusement" (Yukio-seki),�a suitable prominence for angling. "Seat Stone" (Yosoku-seki),�of similar use to the "Stone of Easy Rest."