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RakujŻen
Name:RakujŻen 



 
Alternate Name:Rakujuen, Former Shiba Imperial Villa 
Address:Hamazaki-cho 
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City:Minato-ku 
State:Tokyo-to 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.65; long=139.733
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Designer(s):Okubo Tadatomo (Odawara Daimyo) 
Contruction Date:late 17th century (Early Edo) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1998 
Last Updated:12/27/2000 
JGarden Description:Okubo Tadatomo, daimyo of Shimofusa-sakura (now known as Chiba Prefecture) had this garden constructed in 1678. It took its current form when additions were made on the east side of the temple in 1696. The design is representative of the ocean-inlet-style garden with its large size and numerous islands. It is surrounded by a dyke known as a seiko zutsumi. The garden used to be know as Rakujuen, but it is now referred to as the Kyuu (Former) Shiba Imperial Villa. 




In the shadow of the rocks
The pond water
Glows with the color
Of Andromeda flowers.
Must these fall?



Iso kage no
Miyuru ike mizu
Teru made ni
Sakeru ashibi no
Chiramaku oshi mo

  Ikako no Mabito
  Manyôshuû, vol. 20, no. 4513
  trans. by M.V. Otake

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