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Shisendo is a hermitage garden in eastern Kyoto established by Jozen Ishikawa, a scholar and landscape architect. After he retired as a samurai he devoted the rest of his life to learning Chinese classics. When he was 59 he built this masterpiece as a retirement villa which has come to be known as Shisendo.
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Shisendo is a hermitage garden in eastern Kyoto established by Jozen Ishikawa, a scholar and landscape architect. After he retired as a samurai he devoted the rest of his life to learning Chinese classics. When he was 59 he built this masterpiece as a retirement villa which has come to be known as Shisendo.