Tofukuji South Garden Hakkai
Tofukuji South Garden, in front of the Hojo is the most contrived work among the four gardens and is composed of rock compositions symbolizing Elysian islands - from the east to the west named "Eiju, Horai, Koryo, and Hojo" - placed on the sand garden floor "Hakkai" meaning the eight seas and five moss covered sacred mountains at the western end. The garden was designed by renowned landscape architect Mirei Shigemori and considered to be one of his most important and representative works.
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