The first garden in Kyoto originated at Shinsen-en Garden. Gardens evolved over a long period of time into the three styles mentioned above. In this series, I would like to introduce some master garden planners (gardeners/landscape architects), and some of the gorgeous Japanese gardens they designed in Kyoto.
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1 Priest Muso Soseki (1275-1351): Tenryu-ji’s Hojo Garden (Excursion style garden)
2 Kobori Enshu (1579-1647): Konchi-in’s Tsuru-Kame Garden (Dry garden)
3 Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672): Shisen-do Villa (Dry garden/Excursion style garden)
4 Ueji VII (1860-1933): Murin-an Villa (Excursion style garden)
5 Shigemori Mirei (1896-1975): Tofuku-ji’s Hojo Garden (Abstract style garden)