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Japanese poets in the garden

Japanese poets in the garden

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

For centuries Japanese poets have been influenced by the beauty, magnitude and mysterious quality of gardens from their country. Their is an evocative yet subtle quality to Japanese gardens, that are usually depicted in an ideal landscape with a very stylized aesthetic and a precise perspective. Both in terms of the form and beauty, one […]

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The Haiku and the Japanese Garden

The Haiku and the Japanese Garden

| June 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

Precise in structure yet allowing artistic creativity, the haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that can well be compared to the meticulously designed gardens that prove inspirational to those who craft using the power of the pen. This poetic art form goes back to 17th century Japan and the trick is to convey meaning […]

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Japanese Gardens, Poetry in Motion

Japanese Gardens, Poetry in Motion

| May 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

The Japanese people have always been in tune with nature and accepting of the concepts of change and the passage of time. This harmony is expressed through many artistic mediums, but none so evident, nor so pleasing, as the Japanese Garden. Just as Japan’s delicately crafted poetry demands structure, Japanese Gardens have their own Aesthetic […]

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Shisendo, The Poetic Vision of Ichikawa Jozan

Shisendo, The Poetic Vision of Ichikawa Jozan

| March 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Above all else, Ichikawa Jozan was a poet. Perhaps it was his ability to manipulate words into phrases of great meaning that made his creation of Shisendo Temple and Garden in Tokyo possible. The very skills needed to coax words into their necessary order are similar to those used by a gardener when training a […]

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