JGarden Logo
search


 

shop

Buy it from Amazon
The Japanese House: Architecture and Interiors
Alexandra Black, Noboru Murata (Photographer)
[JGarden Bibliography]

browse

gardens
tools
JOJG articles New Section
web articles
features archive
plants
books, etc.
designers
suppliers
organizations
biographies
glossary
timeline
links

jgarden news

Keep up with JGarden changes and news!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter:


gardens tools resources


Gyokusen-en
Name:Gyokusen-en 



 
Alternate Name:Gyokusenen 
Address:Kosho-machi 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kanazawa-shi 
State:Ishikawa-ken 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=36.5667; long=136.6
Find Gardens Nearby
Phone:+81.[0]76.221.0181 
Fax: 
E-Mail: 
Contact: 
Designer(s):Wakita Naonobu 
Contruction Date:Early Edo 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours: 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1998 
Last Updated:12/27/2000 
JGarden Description:This tranquil garden features numerous bodies of water and paths that wind up and down the hill it rests on. The main pond has two waterfalls in the shape of the Kanji (Chinese character) for 'water'. There is also a beautiful moss-covered yukimi stone lantern and a cylindrical stone water basin. The garden was probably designed and construction supervised by Wakita Naokita, whose father, Kim-shi, was taken prisoner by the Japanese during their late 16th century invasion of Korea. Kim-shi was brought back to Japan and lived with the Maeda clan, then rulers of the Kanazawa area. He later changed his name to Wakita Naokata. 




I shall go behind the mountain.
Go there too, O moon,
Night after night we shall keep each other company.

  Myôe
  13th century

©1996-2002, Robert Cheetham; ©2019 Japanese Garden Research Network, Inc.
Contact Us Site Index Privacy Policy