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February 09, 2006

Gardens of Kyoto- Daisenin

Continuing this week's series of features on the Gardens of Kyoto from our Great Gardens and Parks portfolios.

Daisenin is the more enigmatic garden counterpart to the clean lines of Ryoan-ji. Another “Zen Garden” with its dry raked gravel, Daisenin has an intimacy and series of boardwalks that give a serial, sequential feel to its spaces. The piles of gravel in the main garden have the appearance of a hybrid, somewhere between that of Ginkaku-ji perfection and Ryoan-ji gravel and stones.



For more:
Great Analysis of the Garden from Jgarden.org
Japanese Based Page with good information on the evolution of the Japanese Garden

Posted by Michael O'Connell at February 9, 2006 07:44 PM


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