Japanese gardens are designed to encourage an atmosphere of calm which encourages relaxation and meditation. By following certain rules and principles it is possible to create your own Japanese style garden. This article by Shelly Little which I found on the Freshome website explains what is involved.
Wouldn?t it be nice to have a place to relax and feel peaceful?maybe even downright Zen? That is exactly what happens when you create your own Japanese garden.
Japanese gardens are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. What began as a space made for Japan?s ruling elite to find calm within the storm of their country?s strife and war, has transformed overtime into a way of life and deep-rooted culture.
Therefore, it?s not hard to understand why the idea of a Japanese garden would be such a beneficial export. In a world that moves quickly and in lives that can be beyond stressful, having a place to unwind, and even find inspiration is more important than ever.
While each and every attempt at this type of landscape is going to be slightly different depending on who is creating it, the theory behind the garden should be consistent ? Creating your own haven of Zen.
Go to the next page to learn the basics of a Japanese garden and what is involved in the design.