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Edo, Japanese Garden Transformation

Edo, Japanese Garden Transformation

| September 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

The strategically situated castle town of Edo, destined to become modern day Tokyo, was the seat of power for the Tokugawa Shogunate from 1603 to 1868.  Following nearly a century and a half of war known as the Sengoku period, the Edo period welcomed a much needed period of social harmony. This change in mental […]

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Japanese Garden, a short history

Japanese Garden, a short history

| March 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Though there is evidence that early Japanese Gardens were created long before the reign of Empress Suiko, circa 592 AD, she is most often credited for popularizing these idyllic retreats. These early gardens already had incorporated the ornamental ponds and the gently rolling landscapes that are still very much a part of modern day garden […]

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