Lawrence Technological University
August 28, 2015
Alternative Title or Name
O’Connor, Thomas (photograph)
Hikone (inhabited place)
Japanese architecture styles
View of footbridge over pond at Genkyuen Gardens 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.
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