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Gangoji
Name:Gangoji 



 
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City:Shimoichi-machi 
State:Nara-ken 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.5; long=136
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Designer(s):unknown designer 
Contruction Date:17th century 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1998 
Last Updated:3/25/2001 
JGarden Description:A shukkei karesansui garden depicts a famous Chinese mountain from sumi-e painting. 2,356 sq ft. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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