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Today I am posting on Zen symbolism in Japanese gardens. Zen is ever present in Japanese gardens and certain key features found in Japanese gardens have their roots in this ancient philosophy.
Stones or Ishi in Japanese
Shokubutsu or ‘Plantings’- for example bamboo and plums are a recurrent Zen theme in Japanese gardens.
Bridges- Hashi in Japanese
and Ornaments – Tenkeibutsu
Fences and Gates
There are a more zen influenced ingredients to aJapanese garden as you would expect from a teaching that stretches back thousands of years.
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