Sankeien Garden in Honmoku, Yokohama, with buildings moved from all over Japan, was created by a businessman and tea master named Hara Tomitaro. 17.5 hectares of this garden was originally his residence, so one can imagine how wealthy Hara Tomitaro must have been. Tomitaro Hara, who made his fortune in the silk trade, took the name Sankei when he moved his residence to Honmoku and moved a number of old buildings to the grounds of his mansion, which is now the Sankeien Garden.
Although some of the buildings were lost in the Great Kanto Earthquake and World War II, the large garden still has a number of structures that have been moved here and there. Among them are a building built by Yorinobu Tokugawa, the first of the Kishu Tokugawa family, and a tea house from the Azuchi-Momoyama period, said to have been designed by Oda Urakusai.
The gate in the photo is also an old gate from Seiho-ji Temple in Kyoto that was moved. The Sankeien Garden had been open to the public since before World War II, but the public could only enter as far as this gate. From then on, the area was the private domain of the Hara family, the owners of the garden.
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