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Karesansui 枯山水

HAPPY WEEKEND:)
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The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) or "dry landscape" garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water.[1] A zen garden is usually relatively small, surrounded by a wall, and is usually meant to be seen while seated from a single viewpoint outside the garden, such as the porch of the hojo, the residence of the chief monk of the temple or monastery.
Classical zen gardens were created at temples of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto during the Muromachi period. They were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.[2] Here the Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, literally "Deer Garden Temple").
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46 comments

Boro said:

Jolie compo zen !
9 days ago ( translate )

Judith Jannetta said:

Nice composition, contrasting the rocks, manmade wall, and trees
9 days ago

Dominique 60 said:

tres interressant .... la photo et le texte !!
9 days ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Very well captured; thank you for the information.
Have a nice weekend Annemarie.
9 days ago

Karp Panta said:

Lindo "jardín zen" !!!
9 days ago ( translate )

Tacheles said:

Strahlt Ruhe aus.
HANWE!
9 days ago

Edward Bowthorpe said:

Lovely Annemarie,eddie,xx
9 days ago ( translate )

Philippe/Fifi said:

Bon Weekend ! ;-)
9 days ago ( translate )

Marie-claire Gallet said:

ZEN !!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a lovely week-end, Annemarie !!!!!!!!!!!!
9 days ago

Gudrun said:

Wunderbare Ruhe! Ein schönes Wochenende!
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Dave Hilditch said:

Fascinating stuff here, Annamaria and a lovely image. Have a great weekend.
9 days ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Beautiful!
HFF and I wish you a good weekend.
9 days ago

Armando Taborda said:

A happy corner!
9 days ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirablement rendu ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Bon Vendredi.
9 days ago ( translate )

Jocelyne Villoing said:

Une belle image reposante ! Bon WE Annemarie.
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