There are 15 stone lanterns arranged around
the garden,exhibiting a variety of styles and shapes. These include the hexagonal yukimi (snow viewing lantern), which stands impressively by the pond, the Kasuga lantern, the Oribe lantern and the mountain lantern.
In general, there are two types of waterfall:
male and female.The waterfall in the
garden was laid out in the male style,
with the sound designed to be as close
as possible to that of a natural waterfall.
In the garden, there are arrangements of a number of precious rocks and stones, such as Kurama Rocks, Shirakawa Rocks and Kamo Rocks.
Kurama Rocks: Mountain rocks found in Kurama, Kyoto. Usually used as stepping stones and as a kind of natural platform for removing shoes.
Shirakawa Rocks: Granite found in the Otowa River basin and in the mountainous Shirakawa area of Kyoto. These rocks are known to have been used in Kumano Shrine and Katsura Imperial Villa.
Kamo Rocks: A rare and precious commodity, known for having seven varieties, and found around the upper reaches of the Kamo River in Kyoto.
This gazebo was built mainly from bamboo,
with its kitchen constructed from Kitayama
cedar. Inside the gazebo can be found the
calligraphy piece,“Ryurin”written by Tantansai
Soshitsu. “Ryurin”is a word that represents
a dragon-scale-like tree bark of trees, such as that found on old pine trees.