Owari Garden
120 OWARI-GARDEN
[ID] 3953กกกก( ID:3953 )
[Photographer] R. Stillfried
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 2)
[Place] Nagoya
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 287x220
[Cabinet] 77-22-0
[Keyword] castle/garden

This is probably Shimo Ofuke Garden in Ofukemaru, located in the northern part of the Honmaru and Ninomaru areas of Nagoya Castle. This garden is said to have represented a sort of fairyland or utopia, consisting of 14 islands, big and small, such as Matsubara-jima and Takefuji-jima in a huge lotus pond. In 1889, it was purchased by the Department of the Army and turned into a military drill field. In 1908, part of the Ofukemaru area became an imperial villa. This is a valuable photograph because none of these scenes remain today.