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Japanese Garden Features Essay

553 words - 2 pages

In earlier age, the specific features of Japanese garden have large and different influence during the historical periods. Most of people think that typical Japanese garden did not existed, as all the gardens differ largely from each other. You can say that a particular style of Japanese garden did not exist because the gardens were different from each other. Japanese gardens were open to every one and seldom. The Japanese gardens were build to meet the private needs and sometimes around the temples for a suitable environment for worship. Most of the today’s Japanese gardens characters are developed and influence from Zen Buddhism. This idea was brought from China in 13th century and got very much influenced in Japan.
Japanese garden features imply the characteristics of the garden increasing the soul relaxation, meditation, peace and linking with the nature. Japanese gardens are of various types with different characteristics. For instance, the Ryoan-ji Garden, Japan has almost no plants in it except the lakes and seas of fine gray gravels and cluster of rocks and stones. Generally, Japanese gardens are very simple and have lots of impact on the garden visitors. These gardens are very impressive to the one who is not a garden enthusiast. So, planning is very important before creating it. Some of the specific features of Japanese gardens are stone basin and lanterns. Sometimes moss is grown to express Zen esthetic.

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