- ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (ISSN:13408984)
- vol.66, no.5, pp.375-380, 2003-03-31
The former EZUKADAN(SUNATORI-TEI) garden remains exist in SUIZENJI-EZUKO Park in Kumamoto City. A few books introduce this garden as a valuable site built in the late Edo-era in Kumamoto. The prefectural government that is responsible for managing the park does not treat it as a historic Japanese garden. The records on this garden are few, and some of them have fragmentary descriptions. A lot of facts of the garden are unknown and unclear. This paper is a summary of many information sources about the building period, the characteristics of the garden, and the transition of ownership. This information will aid the preservation or conservation of the garden. Through interviews, literature study and observation of the garden, the major results of this study are: 1) it is highly likely that the garden was originally owned by Higo-Hanshu, in the Edo-era, and, 2) the subsequent ownership history of the garden was identified.