Many city residents prefer to design their home gardens in Japanese style or otherwise remake a small piece of land to become a natural garden.
Usually, Japanese gardens will not miss out a few beautiful elements such as sand, rocks, water, and natural plants surrounding the area. You, as the home owner, can add in some ornaments too to have more feelings of a Japanese garden. For example, they are lanterns, water basins or tsukubai, bamboo fences and so on. Sometimes, you can find a sense of religious expression from Buddhism and Shinto beliefs. It is a unique experience to make up the whole beauty of a Japanese garden or natural garden.
Based on at least three basic rules, the design of the Japanese gardens is so awe-inspiring. If you want to make a natural garden, you should remember them: reduced scale, symbolization, and borrowed view. A Japanese garden is typically representing some wonderful and pretty scenes. Gardeners can use stones and sand to build a small mountain or rock grouping as an isolated island. Besides, you should match with your housing environment. Therefore, the Japanese garden would not be awkward, instead complementing the existing atmosphere.
You can take the below natural garden styles as your reference before creating one on your own:
- Karesansui, is a popular Japanese garden such as Ryoanji in Kyoto. This type of garden includes some though limited plant life, mostly moss, raked gravel (streaming water), rocks and stones.
- Cha Niwa or Roji, is the name for tea garden. However, no one does drink tea in this natural garden. With the following elements: Japanese lantern, water basin, stepping stones, and a waiting place, it is a small and serene Japanese garden. It is either stand-alone or part of a large Japanese gardens.
- Tsubo Niwa is kind of courtyard garden. The characteristics of this particular natural garden are similar to the tea garden above. The difference lays in more shade tolerant plants which are put inside the garden.
- Tsukiyama is a large landscape garden, compared to those small Japanese gardens. Normally, the existing landscape will be reproduced on a reduced scale, or the owner will choose to use an imaginary landscape. They are mostly for strolling purpose.
Japanese garden is the supreme artistic creation from a very inspiring culture. This thing does offer everyone a peaceful or refreshing mindset when walking, sitting, or just crossing over it. They are so deliberate. They seem as hiding some thoughtful meanings behind each and every decoration. Symbolism is the true and genuine value that a natural garden should appreciate.
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