Japanese Gardens, Rock Gardens, Dry Landscapes
What Is A Japanese Garden?
I love Japanese Gardens and have visited many in the United States and in Japan. I created this page as a resource for those who, like me, love Japanese gardens, are thinking about creating a garden or simply want to know more about them. I have included links to websites with information about popular Japanese Gardens, websites with photos of Japanese Gardens, instructions and materials for creating your own gardens and links to additional information.
Japanese gardens are places of tranquil beauty where man and nature are allowed to be as one, a place that creates an easy translation between outside and inside. The aesthetic qualities are evident even to the most casual observer, but the gardens provide reflective qualities as well.
"The traditional Japanese Garden combines characteristics which have been developed over many centuries and which reflect the differing influences prevailing during particular periods of history. Some persons who have visited many such gardens deny the existence of a "typical traditional Japanese garden" claiming that the gardens they have seen differ greatly one from another. However, this is comparable to stating that an 'average Japanese' does not exist because each Japanese is so different. Just as most Japanese share characteristics which can be identified, so it is possible in most cases to identify a traditional Japanese garden by analyzing its general appearance and savoring its atmosphere." -Dr. Koichi Kawana
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- The Japanese Garden ~ :Symbolism & Esthetics
IN THE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE GARDEN - AN INTRODUCTION by Dr. Koichi Kawana
More Information About The Japanese Garden
- Japanese Gardens - Elements
The gardens pictured on this page-most of them located in Kyoto and its environs-are given reasonably full coverage on this web site. Clicking on a thumbnail image will take you to an introductory page from which you can take a tour of the garden, co
- Japanese garden - Wikipedia
Japanese garden Stone lantern amid plants. The shape of the roof will trap and hold a picturesque cap of snow.Japanese gardens (Kanji 日本庭園, nihon
- JGarden - Home
The Japanese Garden Database is intended as a repository of information on the historical gardens of Japan. It is a non-profit, educational web site that seeks to provide information on a selection of outstanding examples of garden art found in Japa
- JAPANESE GARDEN - Go Japan Go
Japanese Garden - Guide to Japanese garden: famous Japanese gardens, Japanese gardens pictures, Japanese garden in Japan and Japanese garden styles.
Have You Ever Visited A Japanese Garden?
Books For Your Library about Japanese Gardens
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Japanese Garden From You Tube
What Is Your Favorite Feature Of A Japanese Garden?
Hill Gardens, Dry Gardens, and Tea Gardens
Garden design has been an important Japanese art for many centuries. Traditional Japanese landscape gardens can be broadly categorized into three types, Tsukiyama Gardens (hill gardens), Karesansui Gardens (dry gardens) and Chaniwa Gardens (tea gardens). Japan-guide.com
Photos Of Japanese Gardens
- Absolute Japan - Photographs of rock zen gardens
Japanese Photo gallery - images of Buddhist zen gardens in Kyoto