Monday, December 10, 2007

Rikugien Gardens

On Sunday, I went to the Rikugien Gardens which were created around 1700 by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, the grand chamberlain of the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. Rikugien literally means 'six poems garden' and recreates 88 scenes described in famous waka(31 syllable) poems.

At this time of year the gardens are very beautiful as there are many colours due to the change of season. You can check out the photos