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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Seibi-en Japanese garden/Сад Сэйби-эн

Seibi-en is a relatively small (130,000 square feet), but very scenic Japanese-style landscape garden located in Hirakawa city, Aomori Prefecture. This garden was built in early 1900s and took 9 years to complete. It is listed as one of the best three gardens among those built during the Meiji era. The other two gardens (Murin-an and Seifu-so) are located in Kyoto. The garden is designated as one of the national scenic spots, and it was composed using Bugaku-ryu gardening manner. Moriyoshi Seitoh (garden creator) came up to Aomori from Kyoto. To build the garden, he combined the traditional Kyoto-style gardening, Buddhist culture, and the Shinto (traditional Japanese religion) styles, that is what Bugaku-ryu gardening manner stands for, at least that is my understanding based on the brochure that I picked up at that garden.

Сэйби-эн это небольшой (1.2 га), но очень красивый парк в японском стиле, который находится в городе Хиракава префектуры Аомори. Парк был построен в начале ХХ века и его строительство заняло 9 лет. Он занесен в список трех лучших парков построенных в эпоху Мейдзи. Другие два парка (Мурин-ан и Сейфу-со) находятся в Киото. Сэйби-эн выполнен в манере Бугаку-рю. Создатель парка, Мориёши Сейто, приехал в Аомори из Киото. Когда он строил этот умиротворенный уголок, он сочетал элементы ландшафтного дизайна традиционного для Киото, буддистской и синтоистской культур. Такое сочетание называется Бугаку-рю, во всяком случае так написано в брошюре о парке.




This is one of the sides of the garden. Apple trees grow just across the road.

Это одна из окраин парка. Через дорогу растут яблоки.

This is Seibikan, the house in the garden. It is famous for the way it was built. The first floor's interior is in Japanese style, while the second floor was made using the Western style. The visitors are only allowed to see the bottom floor.

Это Сэйбикан, дом в парке. Он знаменит тем, что первый этаж выполнен в традиционном восточном стиле, а второй -- в западном. Посетителей пускают посмотреть только первый этаж.

This is an interesting detail in the house's interior: a bath made of wood.

Вот эта ванная выполненная полностью из дерева привлекла мое внимание.

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