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Red leaves are gone, but see

Hojas rojas no hay ya, pero ve esto


This photo belongs to The Asiain Gallery.


Unprocessed, not cropped. This was taken in Rikugi-en, a magnificent garden of the Edo period, built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, a favorite of the Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, as his villa in 1702. The name, Rikugi-en, came from "six elements of Waka poems", derived from "six styles of poems" written in the old Chinese poetry book "Mao-shi". A big pond with some islands, surrounded by trees, evocates famous Japanese beautiful spots, such as Wakanoura in Kishuu (Wakayama Prefecture). The garden became a property of the Iwasaki family of Mitsubishi group and then was donated to the city of Tokyo and opened to the public in 1938. Rikugi-en was appointed as a noted beautiful spot of Japan in 1953.


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Taken on December 17, 2006