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Gardener, Korakuen

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 21 August 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

More pruning, this time in the famous garden Korakuen in Okayama city, west Japan.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Interesting to note with the pruning, each cut has been properly sealed. How often would you see that in England?

21 Aug 2009 8:22am

@Curly: Very careful work isn't it? Thanks Curly.

Standley from Carquefou, France

Nice capture of this man at work!

21 Aug 2009 8:31am

@Standley: Thanks Richard!

kiji from Valenciennes City of Lights, France

A typical situation :)
He looks like my father in law ;))) I love him!

21 Aug 2009 10:53pm

@kiji: Cheers kiji!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice shot. I visited there and was puzzled as to why it is the third best garden in Japan. The only thing I could figure was the large open grassy areas which are unusual (actually nonexistent) in the other gardens I saw.

24 Aug 2009 7:52pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve. The lawn there is the main, famous feature of the garden that puts it into the top 3, apparently. You weren't impressed by the place...?

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I thought it was fine. However, I felt all the gardens I saw in Kyoto were better.

25 Aug 2009 6:33pm

@Steve Rice: Well, Kyoto's pretty famous for gardens...

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Where are the prunes?

3 Sep 2009 8:37pm

@Twelvebit: Oh Twelvebit...