Kagetsu tei was reformed by Jyoutei Meguro who was pupil of cultivated person Enshu Kobori who was well known Samurai and also Zen master back in late Tokugawa era ( Late 19th century). Jyoutei Meguro was gardener who was in ordinary to Tokugawa shogunate (1602-1867) (government). When he was invited by Katanobu Matsudaira who was 5th feudal lord of Aizu in Tokugawa era to create Oyakuen ( another garden in Aizu) , he also worked on Kakushou tei teien ( garden) and Kageu tei teien( garden). Therefore those Teien were sometimes called Aizu three teien. Kagetsu tei is well known garden features of artificial hills and pond. Pinus parviflora and moss- covered candle stand in front of hill tells you history of the garden. 。
Kura has encountered a fire several times in a long history. Today’s kura is a building built in September 1972, it is resistant to the snow that was popular at the time and has a truss structure that can secure a large space. We are renovating this first and second floor parts as an art exhibition hall.
Drawing (guest) room was build from fall of 1932 to spring of 1933. At that time there was a passage( corridor)connecting to main building. Same as warehouse those ware truss structure, high ceiling, build to maintain traditional Japanese luxury spaces. Wooden passageway(deck) was made from horse chestnut tree. Paintings and shelves in the room were from local artist.
Our forte is able to enjoy four seasons of garden view history over 400 years and art from the artist who is related to Aizu locals at same time. For the members we provide invitation for transformation of each season and all kinds of event. We will prepare many more benefits for the members. Our aim is to run with open to local, therefore we need support through membership.
Zaimoku-cho 2 chome 5-7 Aizu Wakamatsu Fukushima Japan 965-0853
About 3 minutes walk from JR Nishi-Wakamatsu station
About 15 minutes drive from Tohoku-Jidousha dou Aizu-Wakamatsu Inter change
10:00AM – 6PM (Close on Monday)