Japanese Garden History Kamakura Azuchi Momoyama

Japanese Garden History Part 2 – Kamakura – Momoyama Period  (日本庭園歴史 鎌倉時代 – 安土桃山時代)

From the Kamakura until the Momoyama period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan’s history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan’s nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, continuing with the Kamakura-, Muromachi, and Momoyama period with their incomparable dry landscape and tea gardens.


The Kamakura period and the rise of Zen
Shoin-zukuri and first semi-professional gardeners
Musō Soseki
The Muromachi period
Transformation of Saihō-ji temple and Tenryū-ji temple
The Ashikaga shoguns and their temple residences
Three types of dry landscape gardens
The Azuchi-Momoyama period
Kobori Enshū and his karikomi pruning style
Tea gardens

19 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
31 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
mobi 32MB

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