In 1721, the mansion of feudal lord Kuze Yamatonokami was built here. Later, Baron Iwasaki purchased the estate. He renovated the garden by digging a pond, filling it with water drawn from the Sumida river, and adding rocks collected from all over Japan.

(from the signboard at the entrance of the Kiyosumi Garden)

Photo: The Ryotei (tea ceremony hall architecture)