—In earlier times, Kudan had good access to water. Tokugawa Ieyasu constructed Chidorigafuchi and Ushigafuchi to secure drinking water for Edo, the seaside city. Chidorigafuchi was originally a man-made lake drawn from three streams flowing into Hibiya Cove. As implied in its name “Chidori,” it may have originated from a well. Taisuke Makihara’s piece uses water circulating through an bindustrial hose to represent waterfalls and rivers in a garden, but it also seems to communicate the image of spring water and of the man-made lake in Kudan.—

Ryosuke Kondo (art critic)
The exhibition catalog ‘Re-envisioning the Japanese Garden’