Hikone Castle

Title

Hikone Castle

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

August 28, 2015

Alternative Title or Name

Genkyuen Garden

Creator2

O’Connor, Thomas (photograph)

Work Type

open spaces

Date

April, 1972

Work Location

Japan (nation)
Hikone (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Japanese architecture styles

Subject

castles (fortifications)
Japanese gardens
ponds (water)

Description

View of Genkyuen Garden at Hikone Castle in Japan. "At the base of Hikone-jo is the Genkyuen Gardens. Constructed in 1677,for the then local Lord,Genkyuen Gardens were used for the entertainment of his guests and family. It is a "Japanese Landscape Garden", with a central pond and circular walking trail,and is designed after a Palace garden in Tang,China.The pond has four small islands,that are connected by bridges, with a cluster of wooden buildings overlooking the pond.In the past these buildings were used as places of entertainment for the Lord's guests,--Every Trail website.

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

LTU-TOJ-613

Files

LTU-TOJ-613.jpg
Date Added
August 28, 2015
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Hikone Castle,” LTU Digital Images, accessed July 12, 2020, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/15024.