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.


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!


11:32 AM  

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