We pruned the chinquapin in the area of the garden that has a view of Mt. Hiei. Here are some pictures of our gardener removing branches while making sure to maintain a balance with Murin-an’s row of border trees. “It’s an old tree now and its hollows have begun standing out,” he said, as he returned to his pruning work. The area of Murin-an with a view of Mt. Hiei is right around the crouching basin arrangement (tsukubai) on the tea room’s east side. On a clear day, you can enjoy the Mt. Hiei landscape from here.