The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 4. Garden Pagodas

Pagodas as garden ornaments

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The example of an ornament of this kind, given in Plate XXIX., occupies a central point in the garden; Plate VIII. illustrates geometrically several of the ordinary shapes. There are, however, an infinite variety of designs, almost every old garden displaying some novel and interesting shapes. In fact, more variety and license seem to have been allowed in the forms of Pagodas than in that of any other garden ornament.