(D) Giant ginkgo of the former Horai Garden

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The former Horai Garden was one of the outstanding gardens built in the Edo era by the celebrated gardener Kobori Enshu within the grounds of the mansion of Hirado Hanshu Matsuura, a feudal lord. Unfortunately, in 1923 it was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake; a part of the pond and a giant ginkgo tree are all that remains.

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