“The garden is also a picture.” – Welcome to the World of Great Artistic Gardens

The gardens vary in appearance every day. In fact, we might never see each beautiful moment again, and this is why the whole garden is always full of beauty. The founder Adachi Zenko, with the belief of “the garden is also a picture”, devoted himself to gardening until he died at the age of 91.

The six gardens, including the Dry Landscape Garden, are about 165,000 square meters in total. They show various seasonal faces, and have good balance with the surrounding natural mountains. Thus, Adachi’s gardens are said to be a “living Japanese painting.”

Designed by Kinsaku Nakane

Designed by Kinsaku Nakane in consultation with Adachi Zenko. Nakane encourages one to look at gardens with your heart not your mind. It is a garden designed for contemplation and looking rather than walking.

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Adachi Museum of Art, Gardens, Yasugi (2)

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