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Apart from the overall beauty of the place, the most memorable feature of Ritsurin Garden collection of pine trees. Each is old and well maintained, as Tsurukame-matsu (crane and tortoise) below. From the park brochure, “A black pine tree resembles the shape of a crane spreading its wings planted in a pot shaped stone turtle from 110 blocks of stone.”

Tsurukame-matsu

crane and tortoise

From a distance, the pines are collections of green puffs.

Pine

Pines along the pond

closely, one can see evidence of the workforce that is dedicated to these trees.

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well developed branch platform – where are the old needles

Collections pads form the silhouette of each tree.

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The smooth contour of a black pine

The park has hundreds, if not thousands of pines. Somehow, each has received careful attention to produce some of the greatest views of pine Curated I know.

Pine

Small green clouds

Having pruned pines in landscapes for a number of years, I marveled at the resources needed to maintain such a place. One of the famous roads ran under a low canopy of pine trees that provide a large silhouette of branches.

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pine branches cascade

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walk pine

occasionally have red pines dot the landscape.

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red pine bark

But more often the pine trees in the garden were black.

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pine branches Black

One of the most famous trees in Ritsurin is a large white pine growing between the Kikugetsu-tei teahouse and Nanko lake. From a sample posted on its base, “Neagari Goyomatsu – This is a dwarf pine adult transplanted from a pot on the floor Ienari Tokugawa (11 Shogun) is said to have given the tree to Yohiro Matsudaira (9 Lord). in 1832. “

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White pine

Tokugawa gift – white pine exposed root

White pine

The exposed roots

Ritsurin is a very special place, Shikoku reason enough to visit. I can not wait to return.

Pine

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Pine

pine leaning over the water

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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