The Garden of Evening Mists Setting

Tan Twan Eng
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Yugiri

Yugiri is the name of the garden at the property Aritomo owned until his death. The word translates to “evening mists” in English. The garden is extensive with stone lanterns, a pond, and assorted plants. A key component in the garden is the water wheel, which was a gift from the Japanese emperor during Aritomo's early years in Malaya. By the time Ling returns to the garden, the water wheel is deteriorating. The garden “borrows” from the area. For example, the pond reflects the sky. A hedge is opened slightly so the person in the garden gets a glimpse of the mountains beyond.

An important point about Yugiri is that Aritomo was not harassed by the Japanese soldiers during the war and the gardeners he employed were spared from becoming Japanese prisoners. Aritomo employed many people and created an elaborate garden, saving many lives.

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