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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 leaves of the trees are falling.
In the house one cannot hear anything--
Both nights when showers fall
And nights when showers do not fall.

  Minamoto Yorizane
  trans. by Arthur Waley
  12th century

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