leaf square design by Karin Daan,
Dutch environmental designer, 1993
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Japan
3-6-3, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku
Karin Daan's design: square shaped as a giant nerved Ginkgo leaf.
One nerf transports
water through a gutter to a Ginkgo leaf shaped pond.
The Ginkgo is the symbol of Tokyo.
These two old
Ginkgo trees survived
A long gutter
ends in a Ginkgo leaf
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