In Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, which is landscaped with various motifs, the water stream that flows under Tsutenkyo Bridge is called the Ooigawa River. Ooigawa is the Katsura River that flows through Kyoto, and it is a troublesome river with different names depending on its basin. Upstream, it is called the Hozugawa River, near Arashiyama it is called the Ooigawa River, and downstream it becomes the Kamogawa River, which eventually joins the Ujigawa River to form the Yodo River, which flows into Osaka Bay. The reason why the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is named after the Ooigawa River, and not the Kamo River or the Hozu River, is probably because of its resemblance to the Arashiyama area. In fact, the bridge over the Ooigawa River in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden has the same name as the Togetsu-kyo Bridge, which is a symbolic bridge in Arashiyama.
Since I have never visited the Ooigawa River around Arashiyama, I cannot judge whether the atmosphere of the actual Ooigawa River is similar to that of the Ooigawa River in Koishigawa Korakuen. All I know is that the imitation is not downstream or midstream of the river, but closer to upstream, since there are no huge rocks, but there are some large stones placed on the river bottom. In that sense, it would have been nice if the flow of the river had a little more momentum, but this is a box garden that imitates an actual landscape. We should not seek for too much reality.
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