08 Oct

Japan’s gardens – curated tamed wildness

 

 

Patiently refined and sculpted, Japanese gardens never cease to instill a sense of calm & wonder.

Shapes, proportions and design matter the most and are painstakingly worked out. Excellence manifests itself in even the (seemingly) most insignificant and imperceptible details. And in the midst of the calm and unhurried rhythm, one immediately becomes aware of the beauty they silently guard.

Between seclusion and spaciousness, art and antiquity, curated details and wildness, one finds connectedness & wholeness.

It is this feeling of being at one with nature as well as a sensitivity for the art of the small things that turn ‘gardening’ into a discipline of perfection, a ritual of harmony and grace, intimately bound to the hand of the curator.

It is what makes these gardens so truly wondrous: Their patient and unrelenting attention to detail, each measured gesture, and the time taken to create something that will last and continue to bring marvels & joy.

 

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