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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
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Phone:+81.[0]76.221.0181 
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Designer(s):Wakita Naonobu 
Contruction Date:Early Edo 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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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. 




In the distance,
Neither flowers nor maple leaves
Are to be see
Only a thatched hut beside the bay
In autumn's twilight.



Miwataseba
Hana mo momiji mo
Makari keri
Ura no tomaya no
Aki no yugure.

  Fujiwara no Sadaie
  trans. by Uehara Yukuo

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