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Guided tours of Shukkeien

Guided tours of Shukkeien

Commentary by Garden Supervisor Tadakazu Saito

Profile of Tadakazu Saito

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  • Tadakazu Saito, born in 1939, is a garden designer and garden historian. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied under Mirei Shigemori from 1963 and turned independent in 1975. He has designed and restored traditional gardens in various parts of Japan, and his many achievements include the designing of Ueda-ryu Wafu-do and the restoration of Joeiji Temple’s Sesshu Garden in Yamaguchi Prefecture. In May 2009 he gave lectures on Shukkeien and its original designer Ueda Soko at the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum’s daimyo garden exhibit. Having visited Shukkeien over a dozen times since the mid-1960s, he has expert knowledge on the history and transition of the garden.
  • Main written work:Nihon Teien Kansho Jiten (Reference Book for Appreciating Traditional Japanese Gardens), published by Books Tokyodo
斎藤先生まるわかり解説① 大名庭園の先駆け 縮景園 作庭・大改修を支えた藩主と作庭者の想い
斎藤先生まるわかり解説② 大名庭園を代表する名橋 跨虹橋
斎藤先生まるわかり解説③ 作庭密度の濃い鶴亀島
斎藤先生まるわかり解説④ 悟りを開く三連橋 映波橋~昇仙橋~望春橋
斎藤先生まるわかり解説⑤ 一番大切な場所 有年場
斎藤先生まるわかり解説⑥ 藩主の茶室・あずまや