The Art of the Japanese Garden

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The growing fascination with oriental culture has led to many garden aficionados to address the art of the Japanese garden. These are just some of the key features that will help you in the selection of suitable fittings, and the way of conceiving a look and an environment that is very different from the formal Western garden.

Both Western and Japanese gardens features the use of water as a prescribed pond. However, the zen aesthetic and the belief that there is to have “things as they are” dictates that the water is above reproach, and natural. Fountains are banned, and form ponds should not look artificial. They prefer streams or waterfalls, but they should have a look “organic”: The art of the Japanese garden never locate them in the center, and add a couple of small asymmetrical details and imperfections. Japanese ponds have numerous small islands in the center, or a waterfall in miniature. These come as a central theme. Repeatedly ponds are filled with rocks or stones roughly, instead of polishing or tile pebble.

Western gardens also tend to be highly structured and symmetrical. The art of the Japanese garden understood this as a manipulation of the environment. They prefer to keep the environment in its spontaneity and irregularity. For them, the symmetry is not contaminated too logical – a garden must be religious, which means openness to life and uniqueness. Thus Japanese gardens tend to be a little “wild”. This does not mean that you neglect them, but conceive establishes a pattern and then rarely “breaks” to make it look less artificial. The concepts also tend to use a lot of curves in place of lines (like a winding road) and use components that have a natural, uneven finish. For example, the connection used planks of wood of different sizes, and leave in imperfections like crooked borders or knobs.

Western gardens are also inclined to use sculptures (Greek goddess or the ever-famous Gnomes). The garden are then organized in a way to bring the eye to the sculpture. A demonstration is a labyrinth of hedges or shrubs prepared consciously surrounding the figure of pebbles. For the art of the Japanese garden, this is another sign that humans are changing the truth instead of taking its peculiarities. Even the sculpture is seen as a human interpretation of art over that environment look like art.

That’s why instead of sculptures, the art of the Japanese garden just artistically arrange elements of the environment, as a pile of stones in different colors and sizes. Even if gardener repairs arrangement, the objective of this exercise is to make the most natural and effortless as possible -. As if you had discovered a hidden garden paradise instead of one made. Watershed, lantern, stones, pebbles towers and wells aren’t the focal points. That are always tucked in a corner, sometimes behind a veil of distance or remain some colors are still natural and subtle:… grey, brown. Marble and other neutral textures and other “finished”, or incredibly colors furniture, are not frowned. Place, the use of wood, stone or bamboo. If it is necessary to incorporate lights or for functional purposes sprinkler systems, keep discreet.

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