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Koh˘an
Name:Koh˘an 



 
Alternate Name:Kohoan; Koho-an 
Address:Kita-ku, Murasakino, Daitokuji-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.2; long=135.75
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Designer(s):Kobori Enshu (several) 
Contruction Date:Edo Period (1621 - 1643) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:not open to the public except once a year in the fall; special permission required at other times 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1996 
Last Updated:7/22/2000 
JGarden Description:One of the sub-temples at Daitokuji, many of the gardens inside this site were designed by Kobori Enshu (1579-1647). 




With the south wind a gentle goddess came.
She soaked the bronze, she soaked the fountain,
She soaked the swallow's belly and its feathers of gold.
She hugged the tide, lapped the sand, drank the fish.
Secretly she soaked the temple, the bath-house, the theatre,
The confusion of her platinum lyre --
  the tongue of the goddess -- secretly.
Soaked my tongue.

  Nishiwaki Junzaburô
  trans. by Bownas and Thwaite
  20th century

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