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Kenroku-en doesn't look this good by fluke

A team of dedicated gardeners making sure Kenroku-en in Kanazawa looks beautiful al the time. Always amazed me how big the crews were and how often they must work. Wish they would come to my place.


The name of Kenrokuen literally means, "the garden of six sublimities" or "a garden combining the 6 aspects of a perfect garden". These six features were what the Chinese traditionally believed were necessary for the ideal garden - spaciousness & seclusion, artifice & antiquity, water-courses & panoramas. In fact, it is rare to find a garden that combines all these characteristics and so the people of Kanazawa are particularly proud of theirs. It is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan – the other two being Korakuen (Okayama) and Kairakuen (Mito).

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Taken on March 30, 2010