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Kobori Enshu

(1579—1647)


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(1579–1647).

Japanese architect of numerous houses and gardens. Using finely finished woods, richly-carved transoms, decorative alcoves, and sliding doors and wall-panels, he created a style that was influential thereafter, even into C21. His gardens were intimately connected to his buildings, and he exploited distant vistas, so his work was very unusual for C17. A master of the tea ceremony, he created spacious settings for that ritual.

Jane Turner (1996)

Subjects: Architecture.


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