The original gallery from the first version of the website. Please forgive the picture quality as they are scans of photographs.
Lesser Paradise Cave 小有洞.
The teahouse beside the path leading to Shisendo.
Old Plum Gate 老梅関
Emerging through the gate, the eye is drawn up to the Moon Room 嘯月楼.
Old Plum Gate 老梅関 seen from the house.
The roofs reflect the “uneven” (凹凸) kanji in the proper name, Ototsuka.
A traditional oven reveals the practical origins of Ishikawa’s home.
A spear and two wood carvings in his signature white on black style.
Looking out from Shisendo, the Hall of Poets.
A view of the upper garden with a borrowed landscape effect.
Another view of the upper garden.
Azalea shrubs form a hedge around the dry garden.
A stepping stone provides access for raking.
The Moon Room seen from the back.
Note the rare mix of straw and tile roofs.
A stone pagoda pokes out from the shrubs.
The room extending out on the left abuts the upper garden.
Peering between the hedges at the upper garden.
The roof seems to float above the garden.
The stairs on the right lead to the upper garden.
A view from the lower garden.
残月軒 Zangetsuken, Pavilion of the Waning Moon
The bamboo sozu--as much a summer sound as the whirr of the cicada.
If only visitors were allowed on this path in summer.
A poem stone nestles in the shade of a mossy hillside.
A memorial to Ishikawa Jozan.
Until next time.