Japanese gardens spell tranquility, beauty and most importantly, stand for the balance found in nature. If you wish to recreate a space where you can meditate and rewind after a hard day’s work, transforming your garden, keeping in mind the Japanese theme, will do wonders for you and your spirit.
One doesn’t need an introduction to a garden; nevertheless, I will begin with a quote by William Kent, “A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.” A garden, thus, understood is a place that distills harmony and comfort while adding to the aesthetic pleasure. Japanese gardens for that matter, are traditional gardens that create miniature landscapes and if you have been to a Japanese garden, then the first thing that you would notice is the simplicity of the layout. The entire area distills in you, a soothing peace, while the rocks and the flowing stream take away all negation and successfully purge your spirit.
Recreating a Japanese garden is an arduous yet satisfactory task. For those of you who have a sprawling backyard, transforming it into a majestic Japanese garden won’t pose much of a problem; and for those of you facing a space crunch, you can go in for the indoor Japanese garden.
Building a Japanese Garden
“The life of man in every part has need of harmony and rhythm.”
Japanese are known to appreciate the elements of nature, and their gardens respect the basic rule of nature, that is, of change. Japanese gardens are known to soothe the soul with their timeless beauty.
Given below are simple knickknacks that will help you transform your backyard into a tranquil Japanese garden.
Elements and their Symbolism
Lay the Stones
Line with Foliage
Embed a Water Feature
Complete with Decorations
It is absolutely fine if you do not put in any decorations or leave a part of the garden empty, as empty portions in a garden are key elements of a Zen garden.
Interior Garden Layout
I hope these ideas will help you redecorate your garden or home interiors. Besides, do not forget to add a garden fence to make your garden a private space, where you can meditate peacefully.