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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. 




Though the sound
of the cascade
long since has ceased
we still hear the murmur
of its name.

taki no oto wa
taete hisashiku
nari nuredo
nakoso nakarete
nao kikoe kere

  Daina Gonkintau
  Hyakunin isshu
  11th century

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