The Gardens of Tokyo

Kyu-Iwasaki-tei // Kyu-Furukawa // Rikugien // Koishikawa Korakuen // Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu // Hama-Rikyu // Kiyosumi // Mukojima-Hyakkaen // Meji Jingu Shrine Gardens // Others Tokyo isn’t really known for its gardens and it certainly doesn’t have anywhere near the number as Kyoto. There are around 10-20 notable public gardens to visit, in comparison to Kyoto’s 100 or… Read More The Gardens of Tokyo

Japanese Garden Maintenance 101

A week working at Sorakuen Although I have been working in a garden in Japan for over a month now, I hadn’t actually done any official, proper, traditional Japanese gardening until this week. Armed with my sentaibasami and jikatabi, I spent Tuesday to Friday working in the lovely Sorakuen Garden, under the tutelage of Horonouchi-san, gardener extraordinaire.… Read More Japanese Garden Maintenance 101