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Japanese Garden. Sophia Zhang. characteristic. Tranquility Simplicity Harmony. Garden elements. Water (moss). Rocks and sand. A shishiodoshi garden device. Stone lanterns. Trees. Architecture(shoji). Bridge. Gate. Fish. Fences. Aesthetic of Garden . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation



Ryogen-in, a subtemple of the Daitoku-ji Buddhist complex, was constructed in 1502. There are five gardens adjoining the abbot's residence, the most famous of which is the Ryogintei, a rectangle of moss and stones viewed from the veranda of the abbot's house. The group of stones in the center of the garden is thought to represent Mt. Horai, the mythical home of Taoist immortals.

Ryogen-in Zen Garden

TranquilitySimplicity Harmonycharacteristic2Garden elements

Water(moss)Rocks and sandA shishiodoshi garden deviceFencesFish

GateBridgeTreesStone lanternsArchitecture(shoji)

3Aesthetic of Garden Showing the mixing of nature and humans soul. Every stone was believed to have a soul then , and the best gardeners then as now sought to understand and set each stone to express its soul. Trees are pruned back to their essence, and the leave of autumn are prized. Plants that articulate the beauty of seasonal changes are carefully selected and situated to highlight the rhythms of nature.

Between dreamtime and time,Beyond time and thought, the fresh of the morning,A morning of the afternoon, a morning of the evening,A morning of life, a sparkling dewdrop,A garden of the soul, a garden in the soul,A garden

Gentle acts of nature, time and meWoven in beauty, a soul nurturedA hoe, a shear, a seed, held for nowIn my transparent hands, then simply let goFrom me the past, to me the futureA garden

--Geeta K. MehtaThe Art betweenNature,Time and Man

Classified into two groups1, Walking Garden. The former category meant to be experienced by entering and walking in them. It includes stroll gardens, Pure Land Jodo gardens, and tea gardens.

2, Visual gardens meant to be experienced mainly with the eyes and the mind. It was designed for contemplation and meditation and include the karesansui or dry-mountain-water gardens(ren gardens), and naka niwa interior courtyard gardens. Visual gardens are usually viewed from one side only, from inside a shin-style room, and are composed like three-dimensional paintings depicting an ideal landscape or a complex philosophical concept. One of the best examples of this is the abbots rock garden at Ryoan-ji temple.

Japanese Zen gardens

Tea Gardens

13The history of Japanese garden 1. Gardens of the Heian period (7941185) 2. Kamakura and Muromachi Periods (11851573) 3. The Momoyama Period (15681600) 4. Edo Period (16151867) 5. Meiji Period (18681912)6. Modern Japanese gardens (1912 to present)

Gardens of the Heian period (7941185) Jodo style garden: Byodoin (Kyoto)

Gardens of the Heian period (7941185)

Kamakura and Muromachi Periods (11851573)

The Momoyama Period (15681600)

The Momoyama Period (15681600)

Edo Period (16151867)

Edo Period (16151867)

Edo Period (16151867)

Meiji Period (18681912)

Today Today, in many parts of Japan and the western part of the world the traditions of Japanese garden art still maintain their full intensity of expression and continue to inspire the many artists that aspire to create a personal Japanese garden of their own.


How to create a Japanese zen garden ?


1, Which is the other name of Japanese zen gardens?A, karesansui B, dry-mountain-water gardens C, rock gardens

2, Which is the right way to enjoy Japanese zen gardens? A, Walking in it B, Viewing from one side only Thank you for your listening!1, The book Japanese Gardens , is written by Geeta K mehta and Kimie Tada

2, Quiet Beauty- The Japanese Gardens of North America, is written by Kendall H.brown

3, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_garden

4, http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/japanese-gardens.shtml

5, http://phototravels.net/kyoto/zen-gardens-index.html

6, http://culture.edaocha.com/201309/27/5437.html