Foreword

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   BY ANDREW R. DEANE Foreword Of the thousands of questions posed in the Japanese Gardening Organization online forums, there are two recurring discussions: “What makes a Japanese garden a Japanese garden?” and “How do I approach...

Appendix B: Numeral Influences

One of the earliest terms used to identify a garden in the Japanese language is niwa 庭. The term is Jōmon (c.10,000-300BCE) in origin, and referred to the vast and varied territory that the hunter-gatherers roamed in search of food. Although the people were nomadic in...
Chapter  5: The Dry Landscape Garden

Chapter 5: The Dry Landscape Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… An Extraordinary Vision Origins and the Zen of Sterility Going Mental Less Is More The Most Difficult Part Cubs and a Querulous River At a Rakish Angle Water, Water Everywhere… Here is no...

Chapter 7: The Tea Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… The Taking of Tea Brewing History The PhDs of Tea Along the Dewy Path Leaving the World Behind Entering the Sanctuary A Mountain Hut Room for Tea “Tea” Plants   Tea is a complete art...