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Garden of the imagination: "Karesansui, or 'dry gardens,' are quiet works of landscape art. Rocks, gravel, sand, and moss are arranged to represent mountains, rivers, and islands.... In a Zen garden the sand is raked in waves and circles to suggest the movement and ripples of water." Caption from link (Image 2 of 4)

Garden of the imagination: "Karesansui, or 'dry gardens,' are quiet works of landscape art. Rocks, gravel, sand, and moss are arranged to represent mountains, rivers, and islands.... In a Zen garden the sand is raked in waves and circles to suggest the movement and ripples of water." Caption from link (Image 2 of 4)

Shisendo built by a former samurai named Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672) in 1641. Jozan devoted the later part of his life to studies, mostly Chinese classics and garden architecture. Jozan selected the name "Shisen-do" after the 36 classic Chinese poets portraits he had hanging in his study. These portraits are still visible today. Shisen-do is a lovely place with two main somewhat distinct features: the villa and the gardens. Due to a short but steep slope between them, they are almost…

Shisendo built by a former samurai named Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672) in 1641. Jozan devoted the later part of his life to studies, mostly Chinese classics and garden architecture. Jozan selected the name "Shisen-do" after the 36 classic Chinese poets portraits he had hanging in his study. These portraits are still visible today. Shisen-do is a lovely place with two main somewhat distinct features: the villa and the gardens. Due to a short but steep slope between them, they are almost…

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