The Japanese Style Garden (日本庭園 nihon teien)
Japanese gardens are traditional gardens with designs influenced by Japanese aesthetic and philosophical ideas. They avoid artificial ornamentation and focus on the natural landscape. Plants, shrubs and trees are used in conjunction with timeworn materials to suggest a distant, ancient and natural landscape. They express the delicacy of existence along with the unstoppable advance of time.
The concept of the Japanese garden began during the Asuka period, about 1,500 years ago. Japanese merchants saw the gardens that were being created in China and brought many of the Chinese gardening styles and methods back to Japan. The tradition of Japanese garden art is very popular around the world, from east to west.