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Moroto Residence
Name:Moroto Residence 



 
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City:Kuwana-shi 
State:Mie-ken 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.0667; long=136.667
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Contruction Date:Meiji 
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Added to JGarden:12/28/2000 
Last Updated:12/28/2000 
JGarden Description:Thes gardens were built around this renowned merchant family residence include a variety of interesting features. There are actually four gardens here: a stroll garden designed around a pond, an iris garden, a yatsuhashi (zig-zag bridge) garden, and a fourth garden off the study. The latter is said to have been constructed from aterials removed from the old Kuwana-jo Castle garden. The pond garden is very lush and is dotted with low, stone lanterns, a prayer rock and several subtly integrated pines. A flagstone path bisects a cleared area under a fuji-dana (wisteria arbor). 




In the shadow of the rocks
The pond water
Glows with the color
Of Andromeda flowers.
Must these fall?



Iso kage no
Miyuru ike mizu
Teru made ni
Sakeru ashibi no
Chiramaku oshi mo

  Ikako no Mabito
  Manyôshuû, vol. 20, no. 4513
  trans. by M.V. Otake

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