Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sankeien Garden (outer garden), Yokohama

This is part two of my trip to Sankeien Garden. (Part one was posted Tuesday).  After passing through the gate between the inner and outer gardens, I took the uphill path to the pagoda.

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 destroyed this villa.

 The Three-Storied Pagoda of Old Tomyoji (important cultural property) was moved to the garden in 1914 from the Tomyoji Temple in Kamo Village, Soraku District in Kyoto. It was built under the Emperor Shomu in 735.  It is the oldest pagoda in the Kanto region.

Haiku Poem by Kyoshi Takahama

I sat by the pond and ate my lunch.  They want you to know if you lose something in the pond, you can't get it back!

This is a gorgeous place for wedding photos.

Nankosha Shrine and Kanshinbashi Bridge - the shrine originally stood in the Kanshiji temple in Osaka and was believed to have been built in 1334.

 Kotaijingu Shrine

Hatsunejaya and Kangetsuan

Rindoan - consists of a six mat hall and a four mat hall.  Inside the word "Rindo" was written on a board by Sohen Yamada, the founder of the Sohen school of tea ceremony and it is the origin of the name of this arbor.

Old Yanohara House (important cultural property) - this house was originally build in Shokawa Village in Gifu Prefecture around 1750 as the residence of a village headman. It was moved to the garden in 1960 because otherwise it would have been submerged by the construction of a new dam.  The handcrafts inside are from Hida region.

Kankabashi Bridge and the Yokobuean 

Yokobuean - is a country-style tea arbor. It is named after the tragic herione of a famous love story.

Old Tokiji Sanctum (important cultural property) - this sanctum of the Zen Sect style was moved to the garden in 1907, from the compound of the Tokeiji Temple in Kamakura.

Garyobai - the trunk of a Japanese Ume tree looks like a crawling dragon.


Another wedding photo shoot

This is a Japanese cultural wonderland.  I highly recommend visiting!


kiwikid said...

Thanks for sharing Pamela, such a beautiful place and so good to see the old buildings kept in a safe place.

Daffycat said...

What a gorgeous place to visit! I am going to enjoy reading your blog!

Queeniepatch said...

Very impressive, and huge!

Vireya said...

How wonderful! It looks like spring is a beautiful time to visit, with the bright green leaves and touches of blossom here and there.

roughterrain crane said...

I have visited Sankeien more than ten years ago. Your photos reminds me of the day I was there. You are really a good walker. I climbed the hill, too.
The temperature has been very low for the past few days. Take care.

Anonymous said...

beautiful pics Pamela,thankyou for sharing xx

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a really cool garden. So many different buildings from different epochs in one place!