2017年10月28日

'Tokugawa-en' in the heart of Nagoya City, which includes 'Tokugawa Art Museum' and 'Hosa Library', is an authentic Japanese garden.

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Tokugawa-en originally was a garden annexed to the retreat of Tokugawa Mitsutomo, who was the second feudal lord of Owari Tokugawa Family ruled present Nagoya area. This garden, built at the end of the 17th century, is a typical 'Daimyo garden' which liken the nearby mountains, rivers, sea and plane to the mounds, ponds and other elements of the garden. This garden was completely destroyed during the Second World War though, it was restored to be opened to the public in 2005. The second picture shows 'Kuromon' Black Gate standing as the main entrance of this garden. This old gate was built at the end of the 19th century and survived the Second World War. The front view of Tokugawa Art Museum and Hosa Library can be seen through this gate. The former houses many treasures from the mementoes of the first Tokugawa Shogun down to the ones that used to belong to Owari Tokugawa Family. The exhibits include 9 national treasures and 59 important cultural assets. In the latter, the old important documents of Owari Tokugawa Family amounting to 110,000, 7 of which being important cultural assets, are on display.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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