Teahouses at Suwa Park
[ID] 7149กกกก( ID:7149 )
[Photographer] Ueno, Hikoma ?
[Album] Potter
[Place] Nagasaki
[Date] ca. 1875
[Color] --
[Size] 142x111
[Cabinet] 135-29-0
[Keyword]

Nagasaki Park, commonly referred to as Suwa Park, had teahouses and a pond with water foun-tain. The building next to the bench with the red felt cover is the Tsukimi Teahouse opened in 1885. The other building, centre back, is Donko Teahouse where the French novelist Pierre Loti visited. The huge camphor tree in the centre right survives till now. The fountain on the left is said to be the first decorative fountain in Japan. In 1875, Suwa Park became the first so-designated park in Ja-pan.