Yasuda Kusuo, inherited the house and grounds and lived there until his death in 1995. After his death, the building and most of the site area were donated to the Japan National Trust for Cultural and Natural Conservation. The garden is configured with four elements: a front garden located between the main gate and the entrance of the house; a main garden facing the solarium and the Zangetsu-no-ma; a courtyard that fronts the north side and an interior garden enclosed in the back. The main garden is designed in a dry-landscape style, and is intended to be viewed while sitting in the solarium Zangetsu-no-ma. Rocks symbolizing a waterfall are placed at the southwest corner of the garden as the highest point from which sand and gravel suggesting flowing water descend towards the east. The rocks representing the waterfall are the main feature of the garden and are arranged with pointed natural stones called Taki-soeishi and straight stones called Mizuochi-ishi. By orienting the top of the waterfall facing the northwest, it also created a visual effect of making the flowing dry riverbed appear larger. This magnificent Tokyo garden, uses the geographical characteristics particular to the edge of the Hongo plateau, in a unique sample found among luxury residences of the Yamanote area in Tokyo from the Taisho and Showa periods that comes down to us today in its original condition.
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