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Shugaku-in Imperial Villa Garden

Emperor Go-Mizunoo

Kyoto, Japan

1659

Seen as one of the great achievements of Japanese garden design, these gardens introduced the idea of the "borrowed view" by framing the near-by Kyoto hills through careful design and direction of the visitor's attentions.

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While it is true many gardens are planted expressly to provide an ongoing symphony of floral scents, the Japanese are very alert to the aromatic properties of numerous non flowering plants. This garden has flowers, blossoming trees in particular but it's real olfactory character lies elsewhere. The sap of some fir trees for example when activated by sun or bruising rain can perfume the air for hours. The imperial Villa Garden is rich with the scents of verdant shrubs, woods and water plants. It's olfactory character is predominantly earthy and green.