Art Of Evoking Nature 's Majesty Within A Tight Space

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A Japanese garden embodies the art of evoking nature’s majesty within a tight space. Throughout 5th to 8th century Japanese gardens sprung up for ritual purposes. From the late 8th to the 12th century the Japanese gardens started to become more of aesthetic and social piece. These Japanese gardens hold many styles and elements. What make a Japanese garden so special are the natural materials, evoking the beauty of nature on a smaller scale. They’re three types of Japanese gardens the most common of the garden design possesses a stream or pond lying in the center surrounded mounds of earth, both serving as a comparison an ocean to a mountain. The second is a dry garden also known as Zen gardens, having no water; instead the water is characterized by the arrangements of rocks and gravel. The third style is a tea garden developed as an extension of the tea ceremony. The tea garden gives an illusion of a deep forest. Japanese hold three fundamental elements water, stone, and trees, displaying the natural landscape of Japan. Through the 5th to 8th century Japanese there have been a few archeological sites for Japanese gardens, many of the gardens are problematic to date. During the late Nara period (8th century) they’re timeworn texts that mention some significance for Japanese gardens. There also important religious influences on the Japanese gardens, given the Shinto beliefs. Many early Japanese gardens contain Shinto admiration; the excessive rocks, antique trees, lakes,

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