There are 3 basic elements,
water, stones and green
meens live, without water nobody can live. The water has to go
from east to west, from where the sun rises.
are a point of peace in a japanese garden. The position of the
stone is important, it has to look if the stone always has been
a japanese garden is green all year around, only in spring the
garden has flowers like, the azalea, and camellia.
gardens are also called Zen gardens. Such gardens are
constructed of rocks, sand, ponds, greenery and colored
plants such as chrysanthemums and azaleas placed in just the
right spots. These gardens become miniature worlds with
mountains and lakes, forests and oceans. Rocks are the main
focus of attention in a garden, not the plants. . Flowers
and greenery are used only to enhance the inner and outer
beauty of rocks. Only a garden master has the expertise and
knowledge needed to place the rocks in a Japanese garden. To
become a master, one must train for up to 15 years
|Stones, like water, are
one of the fundamental elements of Japanese gardens. Although
there are stones that serve as the material for other
features, such as paths, bridges, and walls, each stone is
in itself its own element. The placement of each individual
stone is determined by their unique shape and form.
stone lantern is usually near the stone water basin,
contributing to the overall aesthetic effect of the Japanese
garden. Japanese stone lanterns adds mystique and
spirituality to the garden
stone water basins are made of natural or lightly worked
stones.The water basin is replenished frequently by bamboo
pipes, as you can see in the image on the right. There are
two kinds of stone water basins. One is ornamental, kazari-
chozubachi, which is kept near the verandah while
the other is for the tea garden, called tsukubai.
The image on the right is an example of the tsukubai.
As you can see, it is kept very low so that the visitor must
kneel down in order to wash his hands.
||The stepping stones (tobi-
ishi), like many other elements Originally, it was
created so that visitors would not have to walk over the
mossy ground. In this way, the flat stepping stones served
to preserve the grass. Stepping stones are placed in varying
intervals. Although they create irregular paths in various
patterns, the placement of the stones are calculated and
precise. The gardener places the stones carefully with
respect to their relative shape, color and size.