Sunday, July 08, 2007

Garden, Tofuku-ji, Kyoto

The dry landscape garden (karesansui) has great significance in Zen. The bed of small stones typically represents water (such as a sea), with mounds and large rocks representing mountains. The rocks are carefully chosen and many were brought from faraway locations. The overall impression can be something like an ink painting.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Regis said...

Love those zen gardens. It's perfectly framed !

6:16 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

a stone sea
and an island mount
brought from afar

3:51 AM  
Blogger Glenn said...

across cyber seas
come kind words, a cooling breeze
for Tokyo summer

Thanks, Regis and Mandy!

-Glenn

11:32 AM  

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