Eight lessons from karesansui

03 Jul 2009

Eight structural aspects of Japanese dry rock gardens are presented as suggested conceptual qualities for probing the underlying logic of naturalistic landscape design. The aim is to better equip a methodic research approach into visually expressed intuitive design properties which are very difficult to articulate otherwise. The presentation is not exhaustive, and should be considered an open invitation for the creation of a record of clear examples from which the intuitive design of the Japanese garden can be more fully understood.