Aritomo Yamagata’s Garden Vision
The original owner of Murin-an, Aritomo Yamagata, was a military general in the Meiji Period, who later became a key politican and Prime Minister of Japan. He was a man of refined taste in a category very much different from his career. His sense of beauty regarding gardens was amazingly deep. Hidden in his words are many hints on how to enjoy the scenic beauty of this garden.
Written on the Murin-an admission tickets are words by Aritomo Yamagata on how he appreciated this garden. Please use the explanation of these key scenic elements as a guide when you sit and enjoy the aesthetic scenery from the Main Building.
There are 5 different symbols. It will be a little surprise to see which one you will get.