Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sorakuen Garden 相楽園

Japanese landscape gardens can be categorized into three classes; the Sorakuen Garden falls in the category of Tsukiyama (artificial hill) garden. Sorakuen is comprised of ponds, streams, stones, trees, flowers, bridges and paths, but as the category name suggests, is specifically identified by its artificial hills. The artificial hills or mounds at Sorakuen are landscaped with trees and stones that enhance the beauty of the mossy lake, and the graveled bridge at the center. The garden is a wonderful place to wander about, and is an oasis from the city just beyond its walls.

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