A traditional Japanese garden designed by Takeo Shiota
and first opened to the public in 1915.
The large red Torii standing in the pond indicates the
presence of a shrine nestled in the pines on the
hill beyond. The shrine is dedicated to the Shinto god
of the harvest, protector of plants. The inscription on the
front of the Torii reads, Dai-myo-jin, Great Illuminating Deity,
or Spirit of Light.