This garden was originally built in 1965 from a design by Sugimura Fumio of the landscape architecture firm, Matsumi Zoen, in Akita Prefecture, Japan. It was recently renovated with support from Palmolive.
The fishing grounds at Kehi
must be yielding their riches today;
scattering about on the waves,
like freshly cut reeds, I can see
the boats of fisherman.
kehi no umi no
niwa yoku arashi
ama no tsuribune