Japanese gardens are well known all over the world. They are considered one of the most important elements of Japanese art .The Japanese gardens have always been conceived as a representation of a natural setting .The Ambiance among them create serenity and simplicity. There are more than 200 Japanese gardens in USA as a way of building cultural understanding.
5 items that are prominent in USA include:
1. JAPANESE PAGODA LANTERN
Plants, water and rocks are essential elements in Japanese style garden. These lanterns that are made up of stones signify love, brightness, and protection From evil .One of the most famous items in USA , that kicks the Japanese garden up a notch. It is a common Japanese design that comes with intricate detail.
2. ZEN BUDDHA MINIATURE SHOWPIECE
One of the renowed Japanese item in United states that emphasises the principles of Naturalness (Shizen) , Simplicity (Kanso) and Austerity(koko). It is kept by people to bring tranquillity, peace, and positivity in home. The statue of Buddha emphasis qualities such as compassion and one’s personal development. Well known Zen gardens in USA include Mizomoto Japanese Stroll Garden , Brooklyn Botanical Garden and many more.
3. JAPANESE NIWAKI OR CLOUD TREE
Trees in Japanese gardens are usually pruned into shapes that reveal Their architectural form. It is similarly treated as topiary tree only their branches are pruned to form rounded shape like clouds. Arching branches reach over the contrasting groundcover. These trees masterpiece are significant part of Japanese garden. Most garden designs are based on natural set. So this tree masterpiece creates natural feeling when looked at.
4. WATER BASIN BAMBOO FOUNTAIN (A SOZU)
Water in Japanese symbolises renewal , calmness ,wonder and continuity in the hereafter. A SOZU is a type of water fountain item that are used in japanese gardens in USA. These are part of the visual and aural design of gardens and are used primarily for their aesthetic value.
How it works?
It consist of a segmented tube, usually of a bamboo ,pivoted to one side of its balance point. A trickle of water into the upper end of the tube accumulates and eventually moves the tube, causing the tube to rotate and dump out the water.
5. ZIG-ZAG BRIDGE
Zig- Zag bridge or wooden boards are also one of the aesthetic garden items. This item will make garden look more authentic. It is simple item to find curvy and looks beautiful for both water and gravel. Zig- Zag bridge also protects one from evil spirits. The myth says that evil spirit can only travel in straight line. So this bridge traps them.