gardens from several periods beginning with the Momoyama period
Not usually open to the public
Added to JGarden:
Ura Senke represents one of the lineages of tea ceremony and traces itself back to Sen no Rikyu (1520-1591). Rikyu's grandson, Sotan, divided the Sen house among three sons, each founding a school (Ura, Omote, Mushanokoji). The grounds of the school include several fine tea houses and gardens. The Japanese Government designated the tearooms and main garden---considered to represent the epitome of the rustic, thatched-hut style---a Historical Site in 1957 and an Important Cultural Property in 1976.
The web site includes photographs and descriptions of the main features.
Under the crescent moon
The earth looms hazily--