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Shido-ji Temple Garden - Shidoji is the 86th temple in the Shikoku Pilgrimage Buddhist trail. Its garden was originally created during the Muromachi period, the 15th century, but was heavily damaged by an earthquake and left in ruins for many years. The garden was commissioned by a local ruler of that time, and was designed to evoke ink wash paintings of Chinese landscapes depicting a river flowing through mountains. After being damaged it fell into disrepair and was neglected for many years. Mirei Shigemori resurrected it to its present state with a few modern twists. Shigemori collaborated with Isamu Noguchi, the Japanese-American sculptor who had a studio on the east side of Takamatsu. In addition to resurrecting the ancient garden, Shigemori added one of his own in the karesansui or dry landscape style.
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Shido-ji Temple Garden - Shidoji is the 86th temple in the Shikoku Pilgrimage Buddhist trail.  Its garden was originally created during the Muromachi period, the 15th century,  but was heavily damaged by an earthquake and left in ruins for many years.  The garden was commissioned by a local ruler of that time, and was designed to evoke ink wash paintings of Chinese landscapes depicting a river flowing through mountains. After being damaged it fell into disrepair and was neglected for many years. Mirei Shigemori resurrected it to its present state with a few modern twists.  Shigemori collaborated with Isamu Noguchi, the Japanese-American sculptor who had a studio on the east side of Takamatsu. In addition to resurrecting the ancient garden, Shigemori added one of his own in the karesansui or dry landscape style.