Garden pavilions are rarely seen in the Japanese gardens, they are, in fact, specific to the Chinese gardening techniques. However, in some cases the two styles were combined, creating a new garden harmony.
That’s the case with the Sengan-en garden in Kagoshima, were a Chinese-style pavilion was placed in the most scenic part of the garden, with the Mount Sakurajima on one side and the lake on the other. The Bogakuro pavilion was a gift received by the lord of Satsuma (the owner of the garden) from the king of the Ryukyu Kingdom (today’s Okinawa).
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