02 Japanese Culture

Dry Garden 枯山水

Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto has “Karesansui”, or a dry landscape garden, with no water at all. In this garden, there are 15 rocks placed on the sand. The interesting thing is that the 15 rocks are designed not to be seen at the same time from any angle. These rocks represent mountains and waterfalls, and the sand represents the flow of water. Dry landscape gardens developed under the influence of Zen Buddhism. Each visitor uses his imagination to read the message of the dry landscape garden and try to find his own answer.


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