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Doukutsu Kannon Tokumei-en - Tokuzo Yamada decided to construct a sacred grounds that people could come together to enjoy. Construction began in 1919, and Yamada continued to invest his own private fortune in it. The sacred underground temple was completed without the help of modern machinery, using pickaxes, shovels, and sheer manpower to dig out the mountain, fill in the valley, excavate the pond, and haul the stones. Tokumei-en was built simultaneously alongside Doukutsu Kannon, and is considered one of the finest Japanese gardens in the northern Kanto area. The garden is known for its unique rising and falling landscape, but it was built on what was originally an even slope. Earth dug out in the construction of the cave was used to create the garden's undulating quality. The garden was originally built for Yamada's personal enjoyment and not open to the public as it is now. When spring begins, it is full of azaleas, mountain cherries, and brilliant fresh verdure. In summer come the hydrangeas, and its glorious autumn leaves are renowned
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Doukutsu Kannon Tokumei-en - Tokuzo Yamada decided to construct a sacred grounds that people could come together to enjoy. Construction began in 1919, and Yamada continued to invest his own private fortune in it. The sacred underground temple was completed without the help of modern machinery, using pickaxes, shovels, and sheer manpower to dig out the mountain, fill in the valley, excavate the pond, and haul the stones.  Tokumei-en was built simultaneously alongside Doukutsu Kannon, and is considered one of the finest Japanese gardens in the northern Kanto area. The garden is known for its unique rising and falling landscape, but it was built on what was originally an even slope. Earth dug out in the construction of the cave was used to create the garden's undulating quality.  The garden was originally built for Yamada's personal enjoyment and not open to the public as it is now. When spring begins, it is full of azaleas, mountain cherries, and brilliant fresh verdure. In summer come the hydrangeas, and its glorious autumn leaves are renowned