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I don’t need to emphasise the calming effect of water in a garden and it will not suprise you to learn that ponds and water can be really effective additions to Japanese gardens.
Ponds and Islands in Japanese gardens are almost always ‘centralised’ as a focal point. Sometimes for larger areas of water boats are used to cross the pond. More often that not you will be able to walk around a pond of larger water feature. You will notice all the facets of the garden, I.E. treees, plant, rock etc will all be viible from the pond’s edge.
Small islands are also very common within the pond, these more often that not will have small rocks or even small trees to draw the viewers gaze and emphasise their importance in the gardens designs.
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