Subaru To Install Rain Gardens In New Jersey

Subaru to install rain gardens in New JerseyAs the growing importance of storm water management is underscored by recent flooding throughout the northeast United States, Subaru of America announces the installation of two rain gardens, the first of which will be installed on October 13 at the company's headquarters in Cherry Hill, and the second one later this fall at the company's Pennsauken, NJ office.

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Ginkaku-jiGinkaku-ji, the "Temple of the Silver Pavilion," is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the construction that represents the Higashiyama Culture of Muromachi period.

Ashikaga Yoshimasa initiated plans for creating a retirement villa and gardens as early as 1460; and after his death, Yoshimasa would arrange for this property to become a Zen temple.

Shukkeien Garden

Shukkeien Garden Shukkeien Garden Hiroshima sometimes known as Bridges in Shukkeien is one of the great Japanese gardens.

Shukkeien's name can be translated into English as "shrunken-scenery garden", which is also a good description of the garden itself.

Motsuji Temple Garden

Motsuji Temple GardenMotsuji was once a large and important temple of the Tendai sect, consisting of numerous buildings. As with Chusonji, Motsuji's fortune rose and fell with the fortune of the Fujiwara family. Today, Motsuji is best known for its garden, one of the few remaining pure land gardens in Japan.

Tsukiyama Gardens

Tsukiyama GardensPonds, streams, hills, stones, trees, flowers, bridges and paths are used to create a miniature reproduction of a natural scenery which is often a famous landscape in China or Japan. The name Tsukiyama refers to the creation of artificial hills.

Tsukiyama gardens vary in size and in the way they are viewed. Smaller gardens are usually enjoyed from a single viewpoint, such as the veranda of a temple, while many larger gardens are best experienced by following a circular scrolling path.

Rinnoji Temple

Rinnoji TempleRinnoji, lying to the north of Sendai's downtown, may first appear to be a somewhat unexceptional temple. However, beyond the main hall of the temple is a beautiful Japanese garden and pagoda that are well worth visiting.

The temple was founded in 1441 by Date Mochimune, a member of the Date clan that later controlled large parts of northern Japan in the Edo Period.

Hama Rikyu

Hama RikyuHama Rikyu, the garden of a feudal lord's residence during the Edo Period, is one of Tokyo's most attractive landscape gardens. It is located alongside Tokyo Bay, next to the futuristic Shiodome district.

Seawater ponds, which change water level with the tides, former duck hunting grounds, forested areas and a teahouse are some of the park's attractions.

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji TempleRyoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day.

Originally an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose head temple stands just a kilometer to the south.

Yoshikien Garden

Yoshikien Garden Yoshikien Garden is a pleasant Japanese garden located in central Nara.

It is named after the Yoshikigawa River, a small river that runs beside the garden, and was built on the site of Kofukuji Temple's former priest residences. The entry fee to the garden is waived for foreign tourists.

Ritsurin Koen Garden

Ritsurin Koen GardenRitsurin Koen is a landscape garden in Takamatsu City, built by the local feudal lords during the early Edo Period.

Considered one of the best gardens in Japan, it is often suggested that Ritsurin Koen deserves a spot on the list of the "three most beautiful gardens of Japan" alongside Kanazawa's Kenrokuen, Mito's Kairakuen, and Okayama's Korakuen.

Adachi Museum Of Art Garden

Adachi Museum of Art GardenThe Adachi Museum of Art was founded by Adachi Zenko in 1980 as a way of combining his passions for Japanese art and garden design.

He hoped that viewing the gardens and artwork together would expand peoples' appreciation and interest in Japanese art.

Hama-rikyu Gardens

Hama-rikyuHama-rikyu Gardens in Chuo ward was formerly a daimyo (feudal lord) garden during the Edo period or Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868).

Situated near the mouth of Sumida River, the 25ha garden was once covered with reeds and used as a falconry ground for the shoguns.

Imperial Palace East Gardens

Imperial Palace East GardensThe Imperial Palace East Gardens (Kokyo Higashi Gyoen) are a part of the inner palace area and are open to the public .

The East Gardens are the former site of Edo Castle's innermost circles of defense, the honmaru ("main circle") and ninomaru ("secondary circle"). None of the main buildings remain today, but the moats, walls, entrance gates and several guardhouses still exist .