When we enter a Japangarten, the desired effect is to realize a sense of peace, to experience harmony and peace and the feeling of being part of nature. In a deeper sense, the Japanese garden is a living symbol of Japan’s long history and traditional culture.

A Japanese garden – the ideal place for water

Influenced by the Shinto – a Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, there is always “something more” in these compositions of stone, water and plants than the eye can see.

The Japanese species can also have a waterfall

Three of the essential elements are used to create a Japanese species – stone, the “bone” of the landscape; Water – the life-giving power; and plants – the tapestry of the four seasons. Japanese garden designers have the feeling that a good stone composition is one of the most important elements to create a well-designed garden. The secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, pools, arbors and bridges. Japanese gardens are asymmetrical and reflect nature in idealized form.

Asymmetry in the Japanese garden

The special feature in the Japanese garden is the deep and calming nature that successfully mixes the Asian design with an oriental undertone with the peculiar Japanese architecture. Perhaps it is the influence of regions with a philosophical outlook on life that has shaped its style and design principles for several centuries, or it could be a combination of their lifestyle that is deeply linked to nature and the topography of the region which offers them a unique insight into every aspect of life.
Such a fusion of all these factors has brought Japanese culture and way of life into an aesthetic and relaxing form, and the West has generously borrowed from them in the last century. The Japanese Gardens are another amazing gift from the Far East that has given a soothing and serene atmosphere to many modern homes.

So much style in such a small garden

Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you create a compact yet vibrant Japanese garden to your own home. Each design has a unique mix of elements that have different meanings, making each garden the unparalleled masterpiece.

It can be so beautiful green in the Japanese garden

Enjoy the following soothing visual therapy:

About the author

Jennie Montoya

Leave a Comment