Tenjuen Chinese Garden is the result of a collaboration between Kinsaku Nakane and Togo Murano a representative architect of Showa Japan. It is a garden where both masters collaborated. The garden was created to show gratitude to the Chinese over the grace of Japanese orphans left behind on the continent after World War II. designed and constructed by the Beijing Municipal Forestry Bureau, where garden stones and building materials are also brought from China composed of eight scenic areas reminiscent of the gate of a mansion, following the former court gardens of China After the Japanese garden Suiishien was created in Beijing in 1984, this garden was completed as a sister Chinese garden on the Japanese side. Therefore, about half of the entire garden follows a Chinese style. The Japanese pond garden, adjacent, is composed of an artificial hill plus a pond strolling garden. Traditional Japanese garden elements include a powerful three-tiered waterfall in the southeastern part of the garden, a tortoise island floating in a pond, and numerous pine trees.
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