This garden is constructed around a pond running lengthwise across the south and east sides of the Ozaki family residence. The garden also uses a pine forested mountain in the distance as shakkei. Rocks are distributed around the pond edge as well as being stacked up in a waterfall arrangement. There is an island in the center of the pond. The plant materials are notable for the prominence of sotetsu (cycad or Japanese sago palm), a plant that became popular in the Kyoto area at the beginning of the Edo period.
Mori Osamu. Teien. 1993. p 363.
Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight. Tao Te Ching 22