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Japanese Culture as Seen in Gardens Miki, Emma, Melinda, Eric, and Shannon Ginkakuji Temple Zen Buddhist temple Dry (Karesansui) garden which uses stone, gravel, and sand to represent natural landscapes Sand mound symbolizes mountains and water Honen-in Temple

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japanese culture as seen in gardens

Japanese Culture as Seen in Gardens

Miki, Emma, Melinda, Eric, and Shannon

ginkakuji temple
Ginkakuji Temple
  • Zen Buddhist temple
  • Dry (Karesansui)

garden which uses stone,

gravel, and sand to represent

natural landscapes

  • Sand mound symbolizes

mountains and water

honen in temple
Honen-in Temple
  • Buddhist temple (had a more religious feel)
  • Sand garden with a flower
  • Pagoda with inscription
  • Less open
  • Graveyard
nanzen ji temple
Nanzen-ji Temple
  • Use of trees and moss within

the rock garden

  • Layers of wrapping
  • Mountains provide borrowed

scenery (shakkei)

  • Tea garden provided

contrast

shosei en garden
Shosei-en Garden
  • Landscape garden (Tsukiyama) which

includes a lake, several bridges, trees, stones, and

flowers to create a replication of natural scenery

  • Contrast with skyscrapers

in the background

  • Teagardens (Chaniwa)

with stone pathways

  • Felt less artificial
major themes represented
Major themes represented
  • Uchi/Soto
  • Wrapping/enclosure
  • Common elements
  • Shikata
  • Tamed nature
  • Religious symbolism