Creative Garden Design Office
Representative: Mantaro Yamagishi
Imperial Palace of Tokyo, New Otani Hotel, and Kyoto Fushimi, following ascetic training in Saga-no Arashiyama returned home.
Based in Nagano, mostly active in the Kanto Plain.
During the Nagano Winter Olympics, involved in the reconstruction of the garden of the Saihokukan Hotel where the Emperor and other celebrities stayed. Used as its primary materials the timber of a famous memorial tree to recreate Mt. Sumeru, the legendary pillar of the world within the garden. Enyafs wide variety of styles is represented by their numerous creations.
Enya believes that even if something looks worn out, its important to incorporate each element that attracts his attention with equal care. His concept is based upon the notion that everything that exists is equal. His objective when designing gardens is to make something warm and simple. Therefore, he has never used anything that would destroy an ecosystem. Gardens designed by Enya are not just things to show people. They are dedicated to families and their ancestors. Even if the space of gardens is as small as half a tatami-mat, he devotes himself entirely to creating their garden in order to give it an attractive vitality.