Japanese Zen Gardens – Photo Essay

Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum
Mirei Shigemori, a Japanese garden architect, partially opens his residence to the public.
“The Best view” of the main garden of Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum in Kyoto. Mirei Shigemori was an architect of Japanese gardens (1896-1975).

 

This photo essay depicting “Japanese Zen Gardens” was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by photographer and blogger Ayako Yokota.

 

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Wavy cut pavement is the unique creation of Mirei Shigemori. Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum Mirei Shigemori, a Japanese garden architect, partially opens his residence to public.

Wavy cut pavement is the unique creation of Mirei Shigemori.
Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum
Mirei Shigemori, a Japanese garden architect, partially opens his residence to public.

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Southern Garden of the Hasso Garden of Tofuku-ji Temple in Kyoto. Designed by again, Mirei Shigemori in 1939.

Southern Garden of the Hasso Garden of Tofuku-ji Temple in Kyoto. Designed by again, Mirei Shigemori in 1939.

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Eastern Garden of the Hasso Garden. Seven stones composed of the Great Bear constellation.

Eastern Garden of the Hasso Garden. Seven stones composed of the Great Bear constellation.

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Hojyo Garden, Tofuku-ji Temple. The rocks symbolize the Elysian islands and the swirling raked-gravels symbolize the eight rough seas.

Hojyo Garden, Tofuku-ji Temple.
The rocks symbolize the Elysian islands and the swirling raked-gravels symbolize the eight rough seas.

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Hojyo Garden, Tofuku-ji Temple. Northern Garden of the Hasso Garden. The design of the block checked patterned moss are very modern.

Hojyo Garden, Tofuku-ji Temple. Northern Garden of the Hasso Garden. The design of the block checked patterned moss are very modern.

 

This photo essay depicting “Japanese Zen Gardens” was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by photographer and blogger Ayako Yokota.

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