Japanese Gardens With A ‘Zen’ Influence

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Hi,

Thanks for reading my Japanese garden blog.

Following on from my post yesterday about Zen gardens in Japanese gardening I am posting some more information on the same subject.

One of the most popular types of Japanese garden is called a ‘Karesansui’ garden. In English this word means ‘dry mountain stream’ and that is why these types of garden are known as ‘Dry’ gardens. they are heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism. They are peaceful, simple and waterless. Rocks are used and sand is raked to make it look like the sea.

Many hundredds of years ago this type of garden was built by ‘Senzui Kawarami’- in English ‘Mountain, stream and riverbed people’. They were master craftsman in building these Zen influenced agrdens, that originated according to most scholars in China.

The great thing is you can build one in a small space at home fairly simply and details of how to do it are in my Japanese Garden manual.

Have a great day and do come back!

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