詩仙堂散策
The original gallery from the first version of the website. Please forgive the picture quality as they are scans of photographs.
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Lesser Paradise Cave 小有洞.

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The teahouse beside the path leading to Shisendo.

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Old Plum Gate 老梅関

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Emerging through the gate, the eye is drawn up to the Moon Room 嘯月楼.

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Old Plum Gate 老梅関 seen from the house.

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The roofs reflect the “uneven” (凹凸) kanji in the proper name, Ototsuka.

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A traditional oven reveals the practical origins of Ishikawa’s home.

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A spear and two wood carvings in his signature white on black style.

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Looking out from Shisendo, the Hall of Poets.

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A view of the upper garden with a borrowed landscape effect.

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Another view of the upper garden.

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Azalea shrubs form a hedge around the dry garden.

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A stepping stone provides access for raking.

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The Moon Room seen from the back.

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Note the rare mix of straw and tile roofs.

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A stone pagoda pokes out from the shrubs.

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The room extending out on the left abuts the upper garden.

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Peering between the hedges at the upper garden.

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The roof seems to float above the garden.

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The stairs on the right lead to the upper garden.

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A view from the lower garden.

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残月軒 Zangetsuken, Pavilion of the Waning Moon

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The bamboo sozu--as much a summer sound as the whirr of the cicada.

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If only visitors were allowed on this path in summer.

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A poem stone nestles in the shade of a mossy hillside.

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A memorial to Ishikawa Jozan.

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Until next time.