Kyoto Nizyō Daihannya-kyo Hanmoto Baiyō-shioin Kawamura-tei
*Tei means residence or mansion in Japanese
Daihannya-kyō Hanmoto, a family with an over 300 year long history, ordered this work. It took 9 days to construct the garden including preparation.
Mantaro Yamagishi felt that the niwa-saki (a garden where is close area to a veranda) contained bad energy because it faced kimon (unlucky direction), so he opened the garden to good energy through the space and remove the bad energy. So the image of the garden is one of blowing good wind though the space to let bad mind go away. He designed a matiya-zukuri (traditional town house style in Kyoto ), which is a traditional Kyoto inner garden, to complement the house. The following types of stones were used: honkurama , natumegata chōzu -bachi from Mt. Chōkai in Shirakawa, and kkiko-seki (turtle shaped stone) from Shinshū, ōkawa-seki . Honkurama is used as steppingstones.
Hanmoto already had two garden lanterns. One was made between the momoyama-period and the early edo-period, and the other is an oribe from Kyoto Shirakawa.
Trees: Iroha-kōyō with fine leaves, bontei-zyu , old carmiya , batōsui , etc were planted. Underbrush is sōsugi -moss, and the keshō -gravel is used to create the image of a Sakura (cherry blossom) river