Monday, August 25, 2014

Jihei Ogawa (七代目 小川治兵衛)

Jihei Ogawa (1860-1933) was landscape gardener worked in Meiji era (1868-1912).
His great gardens are mainly in Kyoto, especially gardens for villas around Nanzen-ji zen temple made by using water of Biwa lake are his most famous works (*1).
Also, he is known as one of the person who established Japanese modern garden design.

*1 Murin an (early summer)
*1 Murin an (autumn)

*2 Heian jingu shrine

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