Asian Garden at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California

"Asian Garden"

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, California

Photo ID# RW9250

One of the most beloved traditions of Asian garden art is the exquisite design of Japanese gardens, which has captured the imaginations of people around the world with its delicate balance of natural beauty and spiritual harmony. Rooted in the deep reverence for nature and the profound sense of interconnectedness between all living beings, Japanese gardens are not just a reflection of aesthetic refinement, but also a manifestation of cultural values, tradition and spiritual beliefs.

At the heart of many Japanese gardens, one often finds a serene pond, which is designed to represent the ebb and flow of life, and to evoke a sense of calm and tranquility in the natural environment. In the art of Japanese garden design, the pond is not just a decorative element, but a symbol of the unity of nature and the human spirit. The pond is often surrounded by rocks, which are carefully placed to create a sense of movement and rhythm, as well as to represent mountains or islands. The water in the pond is often adorned with lotus flowers or other aquatic plants, adding a touch of color and texture to the scene.

The design of Japanese gardens is deeply influenced by the principles of Zen Buddhism, which emphasizes the cultivation of inner peace and mindfulness. In Japanese garden design, the placement of every rock, tree, and path is carefully considered to create a harmonious whole, which invites the visitor to slow down, appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and find inner tranquility. The art of Japanese garden design is not just a reflection of aesthetic refinement, but also a manifestation of the spiritual and cultural values of the Japanese people.

Year Photographed: 2015

Print Edition: Open

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Asian Garden Nature Photography Print by Richard Wong