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  1. Japanese Culture as Seen in Gardens Miki, Emma, Melinda, Eric, and Shannon

  2. Ginkakuji Temple • Zen Buddhist temple • Dry (Karesansui) garden which uses stone, gravel, and sand to represent natural landscapes • Sand mound symbolizes mountains and water

  3. Honen-in Temple • Buddhist temple (had a more religious feel) • Sand garden with a flower • Pagoda with inscription • Less open • Graveyard

  4. Nanzen-ji Temple • Use of trees and moss within the rock garden • Layers of wrapping • Mountains provide borrowed scenery (shakkei) • Tea garden provided contrast

  5. 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

  6. Major themes represented • Uchi/Soto • Wrapping/enclosure • Common elements • Shikata • Tamed nature • Religious symbolism