The Garden Guide

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

Re-assembly of limestone blocks

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For all gardens of large size, however, a certain number of immense blocks are essential, and these are often conveyed from remote localities with great mechanical ingenuity. In some exceptional cases such colossal masses are carefully split into pieces, marked, and after conveyance to their destination, cemented together with lime and clay. A fine example of such construction may be seen in the Koraku-En Garden at Okayama, previovsly described.