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Konchi-in Garden

Listed under Gardens in Osaka, Japan.

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'Famous tea master and landscape designer Kobori Enshu completed the gardens in 1632, under commission by the Zen priest Suden. One garden has a pond in the shape of the Chinese character kokoro (heart). The other is a dry garden with a gravel area in the shape of a boat; a large flat stone representing the home of the Daoist immortals, Mount Horai; and a backdrop of o-karikomi (tightly pruned shrubbery). The two rock groupings in front of a plant-filled mound are in the crane-and-tortoise style. Since ancient times these creatures have been associated with longevity, beauty, and eternal youth.'


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