Japanese Gardens
by Tatu


The Japanese Garden

I love the distinctive Japanese garden tradition, which approaches nature and beauty from a totally different perspective than the west.

In the West the gardner tries to put nature in a box, to put naure into symetrical logical sense. This is typical of the western philosophical mind, always using deductive logic, and trying to put everything in an explicable box. The oriental mind used inductive logic, seeing what is there... no other explanation is necessary.

The oriental garden doesn't try and make a representation of something perfect in nature, but tries to reflect nature as it really is with all its asymmetrical and unplanned layouts, but a disciplined approach to the beauty of color expecially as it pertains to flowers.

Kyoto Japanese Gardens - Chicago, Illinois
Images by Tatu 2009

Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois
Images by Tatu 2007

Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois
Images by Shevah 2007

Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois
Images by Tatu 2006

Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois
Images by " J " 2006

Morikami Japanese Gardens - Delray Beach, Florida
Images by Tatu 2000-2006

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