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Jonangu
Name:Jonangu 



 
Alternate Name:Rakuseien; Rakusei-en 
Address:Fushimi-ku, Shimotoba, Nakajima, Miyanomae-cho 
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City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.95; long=135.8
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Designer(s):Nakane Kinsaku 
Contruction Date:Showa; temple founded in Heian period 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:9am - 4:30pm 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1998 
Last Updated:7/22/2000 
Sources:A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto. Marc Treib and Ron Herman. p 182. 
JGarden Description:Formerly a villa for Emperor Shirakawa (Heian period), the site has a long history, but the gardens are quite recent, all built in the 20th century. The three gardens are intended to represent three periods of time: Heian, Muromachi/Momoyama and Modern. The Heian garden is constructed in the Shinden style with two streams leading to a pond, an island in the middle of the pond and a waterfall flowing down a hill. The Muromachi/Momoyama garden has a pond with a tea house and a rock garden. The modern garden has clipped hedges around a pool with a fountain. Marc Treib and Ron Herman suggest that cherry trees, azaleas and wisteria make a spring visit worthwhile and that the temple suggests visiting in the late afternoon as the best time. 




The scent of asters--
In Nara all the ancient
Statues of Buddha.

  Basho
  17th century

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