shima miyuru senganen ya kiku matsuri
Sakurajima over there
here is Sengan-en --
The Sengan-en was built in 1658 by the 2nd lord of the Satsuma feudal clan (19th generation of the Shimazu family).
The garden uses a traditional garden design technique called ‘borrowed scenery’, incorporating both Sakurajima and Kinko bay. The garden is said to have been loved and frequented by Shimazu Nariakira and Atsuhime. The Sengan-en also includes a villa that was used as a rural retreat of the Shimazu family, whom to this day, owns the Sengan-en.
By Hidenori Hiruta