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T˘fukuji Ryogin-an
Name:T˘fukuji Ryogin-an 



 
Alternate Name:Tofukuji; Ryoginan; Ryouginan 
Address:Higashiyama-ku, Honmachi, 15-chome 
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City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.9667; long=135.8
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Designer(s):Shigemori Mirei 
Contruction Date:1964 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1996 
Last Updated:9/6/2004 
JGarden Description:Ryogin-an iterally means "Dragon Rising". The garden is a stone arrangement with black and white gravel is interspersed with the stones. The bamboo fence is used to show thunder and lightning arcs on the outside and nested geometric shapes that symbolize thunder, but is no longer there. The stones represent a dragon as its body weaves in and out of the storm clouds. The major grouping is the head. As you walk along the west side, you can supposedly see the dragon moving.

Please note that Shigemori did a 2nd garden here, called Tofukuji Hojo 




Spirit turtles are carrying the
Fan-chang island on their heads.
Its high peaks rise to majestic heights.
Immortals flutter along the edges of
      the island.
Jade maidens play on the slopes of
      the mountains.

  Ts'ao Chih
  3rd century B.C.

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