compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
provide tranquil settings, where visitors can shed the burdens and
stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude
For this reason, the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably
even greater than when many of them were created.
Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the
powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden—from
their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by
ZEN monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and
finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and
abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens
and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.
Fifteen gardens are featured in this book: some well known, such as the
among them gardens spread through the south of Honshu Island and the
southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu and in faraway Okinawa.
flower arrangement make frugality a virtue, creating
with the simplest of means a world of stillness and
beauty, so the rock garden creates an [IDEA]L landscape,
a garden for THE MIND.
Donald Riche - Foreword, JAPANESE STONE GARDENS
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