This is the Furukawa garden near my house. It is the structure which used the slope in Musashino Plateau skillfully. A european-style building is arranged on a plateau and the Western style garden is arranged on the slope. And, the Japanese garden is arranged at the lowlands part under a plateau. It was prepared by the present form as baron's residence of Toranosuke Furukawa in 1917. It is national property, and Tokyo is borrowing and carrying out general public presentation now. The technique of an Italy style garden where a terrace stands in a row in the shape of stairs, and a superficial and geometrically constituted France style garden is merged, and the Western style garden is constituted. The European-style building and the Western style garden were designed by Josiah Conder who dealt with many Western style construction at prewar days. Appearance of architecture is a Renaissance style. The building frame of brick is covered with building blocks.
Here is also crowded with those who come to see the various roses currently planted in the garden at the season of spring and autumn.
Josiah Conder: September 28,1852 - June 21,1920
He is a builder of the London native of Britain.
He visited Japan as a foreign employee and he dealt with the design of the government-related building.
Moreover, as a professor of the University of Tokyo, the Japanese builder of the creation term was raised and the foundation of the Japanese architecture community after Meiji era was built.
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Bluejeans (64251) 2011-10-13 5:42
Ola Mikio ,
Beleza esta casa no Japão com arquitectura europeia , tem uns belos detalhes , gostei muito da luz de final de tarde em tons dourados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-13 23:26
the presentation of the beautiful stone made house is impressive with the last warm rays of the sun to fall on it.The beauty of the place is fine with the architectural style to is so eye catching.
jemaflor (95957) 2011-10-15 0:59
Good effect with this ray of light on stairs in the fg, interesting architecture just pity that the top was cropped ...
ikeharel (69765) 2014-03-14 5:33
This is a fantastic light you managed over the entrance. Mikio.
Very clear deail of the mansion and garden, just a wider POV from maybe 2m backwards, would include the roof-tops within the frame.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED, Kenko UV 62mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 2:53