Shofu-en

Shōfū-en (松風園) is a Japanese garden attached to a former tea ceremony room in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan.

Shōfū-en
松風園
Shofu-en 11.jpg
Shōfū-en's tea ceremony room
TypeJapanese Garden
LocationFukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Coordinates33°34′27″N 130°23′46″E / 33.5740545°N 130.3961686°E / 33.5740545; 130.3961686
Area2405.2 [1]
Created2007
FounderZenpachi Tanakamaru
Operated byThe city of Fukuoka

HistoryEdit

The Shōfū-en garden was built in early 1950s by Zenpachi Tanakamaru, the founder of Fukuoka Tamaya (ja:福岡玉屋), once one of the major department stores in Fukuoka, was located here.

The old house named Shofu-so (松風荘), originally the private residence of the Tanakamaru family. The site of the house went under a renewal and reopened in July 2007 as Shofu-en park. Shofu-an (松風庵), the tea room which was long used by Tanakamaru family is preserved in its original condition.

The Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden is nearby.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 施設のご紹介 [Introduction of facilities] (in Japanese). Shōfu-en. Retrieved December 28, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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