Overview of Shukkeien and period art in Hiroshima, focusing on works of art depicting the garden before its designation as a National Scenic Beauty, and the West Lake landscape in China which is said to have inspired its design.
(Video length:10min. 48sec)
Librarians introduce three books recommended for a comprehensive understanding of Shukkeien: Daimyo Gardens as Samurai -Art, The World of Shukkeien Sanso-zu, and History of Shukkeien.
(Video length:4min. 35sec)
Hiroshima Castle, home to the Asano Clan through the Edo period, is deeply tied to the villa garden of the clan, Shukkeien. At the Shukkeien and Hiroshima exhibition, a panel display held at the restored buildings of Ninomaru at Hiroshima Castle, we introduced the history of Shukkeien from past to present using paintings, photographs, and other historical materials.
(Video length: 8 min 19 sec)