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Awa Kokubunji Tokushima - is a nationally designated scenic spot plus it is the 15th stop along the Shikoku Buddhist Pilgrimage trail. Besides all this, Awa Kokubunji has a very unique and powerful garden in which scenic spots from China are represented.. Awa Kokubun-ji is one of the most dynamic examples of the traditional dry landscape gardens developed in Japan, a style known as karesansui. The original garden was laid out 5 centuries ago during the Momoyama period. Elaborate rock arrangements were added more recently, around 200 years ago. This has created the garden as it is seen today. The audacious, unconventional arrangements of large rocks are believed to have been a significant inspiration for the world renowned sculptor Noguchi Isamu who lived nearby. The official name of the temple is Yaku Ozan Konjiki-in Kokubunji.
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Awa Kokubunji Tokushima - is a nationally designated scenic spot plus it is the 15th stop along the Shikoku Buddhist Pilgrimage trail. Besides all this, Awa Kokubunji has a very unique and powerful garden in which scenic spots from China are represented.. Awa Kokubun-ji is one of the most dynamic examples of the traditional dry landscape gardens developed in Japan, a style known as karesansui. The original garden was laid out 5 centuries ago during the Momoyama period.  Elaborate rock arrangements were added more recently, around 200 years ago. This has created the garden as it is seen today. The audacious, unconventional arrangements of large rocks are believed to have been a significant inspiration for the world renowned sculptor Noguchi Isamu who lived nearby.  The official name of the temple is Yaku Ozan Konjiki-in Kokubunji.