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Osaka Castle
Name:Osaka Castle 



 
Alternate Name:Osaka-jo; Osakajo 
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City:Osaka-shi 
State:Osaka-fu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.667; long=135.5
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Designer(s):Shigemori Mirei 
Contruction Date:1972 (garden) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:9/6/2004 
Last Updated:9/6/2004 
JGarden Description:Features a concrete and stone design in the shape of a Hyotan (gourd). The hyotan was also the symbol of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the patron saint of the nearby shrine. The tsukiyama is repeated in a gourd shaped mound with batches of moss and stone surrounded by a white tile-topped wall. They do a unique tea ceremony in the garden once each year. Instead of a teahouse, there is a red tent. In the spirit of Shigemori, they also perform a Coffee Ceremony using the Kouhi-do discipline. 




A high mountain
soars wihout
a grain of dust.
A waterfall
plunges without
a drop of water.
Once or twice
on an evening of moonlight
in the wind
this man here
has been happy
playing the game that suited him.

  Muso Soseki

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