Mirei’s oldest garden incorporating borrowed landscapes
Kyokuraku-tei, using the borrowed landscape of the mountains to the south, was constructed by Mirei Shigemori at the request of Mr. Nishitani, an acquaintance before he had earnestly begun his study of gardens. At that time, despite the fact that there were no devices to convey large rocks, he created a tremendously brilliant rock garden. One of its highlights is the use of mushagaeshi style (similar to the crescent-shaped stone walls of Japanese castles that enemies cannot scale) as the hedge surrounding the garden resembles a stone wall. The garden is said to be his third work. However, it is the earliest existing remains of Mirei’s extant works.
- 509 Kuroyama, Kibichuo-cho, Kaga-gun, Okayama Pref.
- 0866-54-1301 (Kyodo-Suishin Ka, Kibichuo Town)
- Approximately 20 minutes by car from Okayama Expressway, Kayo IC
*Advanced reservation to enter is required.