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Issuien Garden is divided into two sections, originally two separate gardens: The small western garden is built around a pond with two islands representing the crane and turtle, classic symbols of longevity. The rear garden was probably designed by Horitoku, with a pavilion on the west side of the pond. The pond in the eastern garden inscribes the Chinese character for water and contains a small island, reached by stepping stones. Its layout is that of a strolling garden with some hills and a waterfall.