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Asakura Suwayakata Residence (Ruins)
Name:Asakura Suwayakata Residence (Ruins) 



 
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City:Asuwa-gun 
State:Fukui-ken 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=36; long=136.25
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Contruction Date:Momoyama (c. 1568) 
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Added to JGarden:12/28/2000 
Last Updated:12/28/2000 
JGarden Description:This garden was one of several owned by Asakura Yoshikage, the powerful daimyo of the Echizen province during the Sengoku (Warring States) period. All of these gardens were built in the Ichijoudani. This particular site was built for his mistress, Shôshônotsubone, beginning in 1568. It has an upper and lower level and a large central vertical stone in a 'rock and waterfall' formation. To the left of this composition is another very large 'lotus leaf' stone. 




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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