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Shinsen-en
© Mizuno Katsuhiko
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1000: Shinsen-en (Mizuno)

This garden was originally constructed at the same time as the fortifications of the old capital (Heian period: around 800 AD), taking its name from a spring on the site. The graceful simplicity of the arch is a timeless reminder of past glory.

What does the name mean?
shin
god
sen
spring
en
garden

Born in Kyoto in 1941, Mizuno Katsuhiko earned a degree in literature from Doshisha University in 1964. Since 1969 he has worked as a freelance photographer, in a lifelong quest to capture the essence of Japanese tradition in his native city, and resulting in publication of some one hundred books of his photographs.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10337 (1000-337 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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