photo by Kimon Berlin

Katsura Imperial Palace Garden

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It was built for Prince Toshhihito, with the prince being the main designer. Hills and islands were made, a lake was dug, beaches were formed, with the result being an amazing landscape. The 'Katsura Tree' was associated with the God of the Moon and inside the garden there is a special platform from where visitors can watch the moon rising. A recent addition to the park are the 23 stone lanterns, which light the stroll paths at night.

Katsura Imperial Garden is so successful because it is a universal work of art, one in which everyone can find something to admire and always finds something new. Though large, it seems more like a collection of discreet experiences. Though minimal, it possesses an elegance that gives it grace. Though built in phases over a half century, it seems planned from the start. No single work captures the essence of Japan like Katsura.

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on Jan 05,2012

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