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Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens, Kobe City Japan


Chrysanthemum Exhibition zichi Lorentz copyright 2009


Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen is widely regarded as the city's premier Japanese garden. Taijiro Kodera, father of former Kobe City Mayor Kenichi Kodera, laid the foundations for the garden in 1885, but it was not completed intil the Taisho Era (1912-1926). At that time the garden was usually referred to as "The Kodera Residence" or "The Sotetu Garden". However, the city took over the garden in 1941, opening it to the public under the name "Sorakuen". Sorakuen is a typical example of the Japanese "stroll-garden", consisting of several paths that cirlcle a central pond. However, the garden incorporates open areas which is indicative of Western influences during the Meiji Era (1868-1911).


Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan


Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan.


Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan.


Chyrsanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan.


Chrysanthemum Exhibition Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan


Chrysanthemum Exhibtion zichi Lorentz copyright 2009

Chrysanthemum Exhibition  

Chrysanthemum exhibition at the Sorakuen Gardens. Kobe City. Japan.

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