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2018/03/01 English Translation of Ogawa Jihei Biography Published

2018/03/01 English Translation of Ogawa Jihei Biography Published

University of Tokyo Press has published an English translation of Hiroyuki Suzuki’s “Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times” through the Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture. This book also includes descriptions of Murin-an garden, which Ueyakato Landscape manages and operates as its designated manager. After he was commissioned by Yamagata Aritomo to create Murin-an’s garden, Ogawa Jihei VII became responsible for the creation of modern Japanese gardens and thereby gained the support of politicians and industrial leaders responsible for wielding power in Japan. This is a book that describes in detail the age when Japanese gardens advanced forward as they incorporated elements from the West.