This balanced garden has a natural and asymmetric pond. Ponds are common in Japanese gardens. These ponds often have koi fish in them. These fish can bring even more wonderful color and life to your space.
7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens - Watch this short PechaKucha Presentation by Jenny Feuerpeil to see what she learnt as a garden designer from 3 years of working in and studying Japanese gardens: http://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/7-design-lessons-from-japanese-gardens | Real Japanese Gardens
The Japanese Garden Plan; This Japanese garden consists of three distinct areas. The first is the wooden deck which has integrated the garden with the home. The second, a dry stone garden is used to symbolize the ruggedness and strength of nature. And the third, The water in our pond reflects the natural landscape, symbolic of the spiritual reflections your visitors will experience.