2018年10月9日

Kao’garden, brimming with historical romance

This garden, considered among one of the three finest gardens in Tosa, was built more than four hundred years ago by Endo Totomi no Kami Yoshinori. It has passed the hands of various famous personages throughout the years. The scale of the main garden alone is 660 square meters. Close to two hundred varieties of plants, trees, and flowers adorn the garden through the four seasons. In spring there are cherry blossoms and in autumn there is lovely foliage. Given its beauty, the garden has been beloved by many people through the ages, and records state that they include historical personages like Emori Ueki and Taisuke Itagaki. Sakamoto Ryoma himself is said to have become a lordless samurai, leaving the Tosa domain to see this garden and other sights. Hirai Kao, Sakamoto's first love, also spent some of her last years at this garden with her husband, Yukizumi Nishiyama. The cherry trees and lily magnolias remain in the same shape and form as they were in the days Hirai Kao gazed out at them. This is an eternal garden of the four seasons, transcending time.

(訳)

歴史のロマン秘めたる加尾の庭

この庭は四百有余年前、遠藤遠江守義範によって築かれた土佐三大名園の一つで、時の名士によって受け継がれて来ました。主庭の広さだけで約六百六十平方メートル。およそ二百種類の草木花が、庭の四季を彩ります。春には桜、秋には紅葉。その見事さから植木枝盛や板垣退助など、歴史上のさまざまな偉人たちもこの庭を愛でたと記され、龍馬はこの吉野の桜を見に行くと言い残し、土佐から脱藩して行ったと言われています。そして龍馬の初恋の人加尾もまた、夫の西山志澄とともに晩年の一時期をこの庭を眺めながら過ごしました。桜もモクレンも加尾が眺めた往来の姿のまま。はるかに時はめぐり、四季めぐる悠久の庭です。

▼Webでご予約はこちら▼
Webで予約

▼電話でご予約はこちら▼
088-882-1081