JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Kenrokuen is one of Japan's three most famous gardens (besides Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito, Ibaraki). The garden was originally the castle garden for Kanazawa Castle. Katsurazaka Entrance to Kenrokuen Garden 桂坂口
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Kenrokuen is classified as a "kaiyu-shiki teien" (回遊式庭園) or "circular-strolling Japanese garden." It's a common and classic Japanese garden design where you simply walk around the garden, usually around a central pond.
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Kasumigaike Pond and the famous Kotoji-toro stone lantern. The lantern is shaped like a bridge that supports a string on the koto instrument. 霞ヶ池 徽軫灯籠
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Famous Kotoji-toro stone lantern 徽軫灯籠
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The strolling path is not a perfect circle, but you start and finish at the same point. The strolling path is lined with Japanese pines, flowering plants, maples, etc.
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Kenrokuen Garden, Ishikawa Pref., Karasaki Pine Tree whose seedlings originally came from the Karasaki Pine Tree in Shiga Pref.
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.
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Ropes are strung over the tree to protect it against the weight of snow.
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden 唐崎松
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The Karasaki Pine Tree is the garden's largest pine tree.
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.
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Horai island 蓬莱島
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Statue of Prince Yamato Takeru 日本武尊像(明治紀念之標)Memorial built in 1880 dedicated to the fallen warriors of Ishikawa Prefecture who fought in the Satsuma Rebellion.
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Statue of Prince Yamato Takeru 日本武尊像
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Neagari-no-matsu Pine tree with rising roots. 根上松
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Neagari-no-matsu Pine tree with rising roots. 根上松
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Winter cherry blossoms.
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Gardeners
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Tiny pink flowers
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Kasumigaike Pond
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Karasaki Pine Tree
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Natural fountain and source of Kasumigaike Pond's water.
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Yugao-tei Tea house 夕顔亭
 
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