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As promised a few words in the next couple of posts about Zen in Japanese gardens and Zen gardens.
The great thing about Zen gardens is that they are perfect for small or restricted places. In fact, you can even get them for your desk at work!
During Japanese history Chinese Zen priests became more influential in life and beliefs in Japan. This period was approximately 1185AD to 1333AD. The Zen priests bought about change to Temples and residential buildings. The priests preferred to view gardens from inside a building rather than have several components.
They designed gardens that could be seen in one view. the priests who designed these gardens were called ‘Ishitateso’ or in English Rock Placing Monks’.
Groups of rocks were used to represent mountains and general landscape, sand or a type of gravel to portray the sea. In modern Zen gardens the rake is used to create the movement of the sea.
Kyoto has 2 fine examples of these types of Zen gardens – 1) Ryoanji 2) Daitokuji
I will give you more pointers tomorrow, but take a look at the webpage for my new manual and Discover The Secrets Of Japanese And Zen Gardens- it’s a special online offer too for a limited period.
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