Motomiya Garden,Hikone° 10°ň
B312 PARK OF HAKONE NEAR KIOTO
[ID] 4226°°°°( ID:4226 )
[Photographer] A. Farsari
[Album] A. Farsari (album 1)
[Place] Shiga
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 259x199
[Cabinet] 81-44-0
[Keyword] scenic spot/castle/garden/woman
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Genkyu-en is the garden at the former second residence of the Ii family in the San-no-maru section of Hikone Castle. It was completed by the 4th feudal lord of the Oumi Domain, Ii Naooki, in 1679. The name is derived from the villa of Chinese Emperor Xuanzong (685-763) of the Tang Dynasty. The Rinchi-kaku and other buildings are carefully positioned around the pond with trees and unusual stones. The building in the photograph was used as an inn and restaurant from the Meiji Period.