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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.”
crane and tortoise
From a distance, the pines are collections of green puffs.
Pines along the pond
closely, one can see evidence of the workforce that is dedicated to these trees.
well developed branch platform – where are the old needles
Collections pads form the silhouette of each tree.
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.
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.
pine branches cascade
occasionally have red pines dot the landscape.
red pine bark
But more often the pine trees in the garden were black.
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. “
Tokugawa gift – white pine exposed root
The exposed roots
Ritsurin is a very special place, Shikoku reason enough to visit. I can not wait to return.
pine leaning over the water
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com