This garden is an unexpectedly pleasant stroll garden on a forested site in the midst of a highly urbanized setting. It includes a koi pond, a granite pagoda (from Toyonaka, Japan) and a tea house.
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A high mountain
a grain of dust.
a drop of water.
Once or twice
on an evening of moonlight
in the wind
this man here
has been happy
playing the game that suited him.