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Obai-in was built in 1562 was originally known as Oobai-an the ‘an’ meaning hermitage, but changed its name to Obai-in to reflect its growing importance. The main garden Jikichu is set around a gourd shaped pond. Oobai-in also has several dry landscape gardens, punctuated with moss.
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Obai-in was built in 1562 was originally known as Oobai-an the ‘an’ meaning hermitage, but changed its name to Obai-in to reflect its growing importance.  The main garden Jikichu is set around a gourd shaped pond.  Oobai-in also has several dry landscape gardens, punctuated with moss.