2011年09月26日

Kyu-Shiba-rikyu-Gardens or the Shiba Detached Palace Garden in Minato Ward, Tokyo, features a Shioiri Pond with a path around it.

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A Shioiri Pond means a seawater pond filled by nearby bay, that is designed to enjoy its transformation in line with a tide range. Many gardens of this kind had been built by daimyo feudal lords through the Edo period between the 17th and 19th century. But sad to say, most of the gardens with this sort of pond have been disappeared thanks to the modernization since the end of feudal days.
This garden is a rare sample which maintains the original look of old time.
Okubo Tadatomo, then senior councillor of the Tokugawa Shogunate, built this garden in the 17th century. After many hands of other daimyo feudal lords, it is now opened to the public by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It takes only 30 minutes to appreciate it because the area of this garden is one fourth the adjacent Hama-rikyu Gardens.

Licensed tour guide/travel assistant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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