Snow, moon, and flowers
Designed to reflect the seasons, the arrangement of Japanese gardens draws inspiration from the Shinto love of nature and the Buddhist concept of paradise. Classic Japanese gardens can be roughly divided into four types, but they all share many components and principles.
heaven on earth
Paradise gardens are designed to evoke the Pure Land, or Buddhist paradise, with Buddha meditating on an island in the middle of a lotus pond. One of the most famous examples is Byodo-in near Kyoto, with a pond ...