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    Uekuma

    One of Kyoto’s best-known garden designers

    Uekuma is a long-established Japanese garden design company established in the late Edo period (1600-1868).  Successive masters have taken over the tradition and created many fine Japanese gardens, including the gardens for the Urasenke tea ceremony school.  The present master, Masayuki Ogawa, is the 5th generation.  After working for a timber mill, he encountered a gardener in a temple in Fukuoka, and this meeting changed his life.  He determined to become a Japanese garden designer and started his training with Uekuma.  Even today, as the top gardener of the company, Ogawa still remembers his master’s words, “There is no end to a gardener’s study.”  Compared to general Japanese gardens that emphasize seasonal changes, his tea ceremony gardens depict Japanese beauty as remaining simple and tranquil.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,January issue,2012

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    Name Uekuma
    Address 189 Imakumano Minami Hiyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-551-0611
    Hours
    Closed
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    Recommended Mr. Ogawa designs not only tea ceremony gardens but also gardens for large estates and universities overseas. He will accept special order for the garden.

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