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Isui-en Garden Maples - Isuien was created during the Meiji era and is the only strolling garden in Nara. It was originally two separate gardens, now combined into one. The garden site original formed part of Manishu-in- a minor temple which was part of the larger temple Kofuku-ji. In the central pond of the gardens, there are two islands with sculptures of a crane and tortoise. The back gardens were completed by using a technique called "borrowed landcape." These make the space between the garden and background seem to disappear, producing a continuity which makes the landscape blend in visual harmony.
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Isui-en Garden Maples - Isuien was created during the Meiji era and is the only strolling garden in Nara. It was originally two separate gardens, now combined into one.  The garden site original formed part of Manishu-in-  a minor temple which was part of the larger temple Kofuku-ji. In the central pond of the gardens, there are two islands with sculptures of a crane and tortoise. The back gardens were completed by using a technique called "borrowed landcape."  These make the space between the garden and background seem to disappear, producing a continuity which makes the landscape blend in visual harmony.