In the picture on the right, some of the
features are the stone lantern, the pond, the bridge, and the trees. Each
of these elements are made from natural materials, that is, if they do
not already exist in their pure form. For example, although the stone
is a man- made element, its raw material is stone. In this way, everything
from the pond to the bridge crossing over it is an example of the
connection between nature and the Japanese garden as well as between
and the garden.
Each element holds an individual symbolic
This is why it is not enough to understand the garden itself as simply
a combination of parts. The aesthetic principles are embedded in the
and intellectual experience.
The specific organization of the garden space
within its natural environment contributes to a different aura for each
garden. In this way, the particular implementation of the elements
to a unique experience for each visitor.