Japanese Garden Fine Art is a Japanese art form that has been around for hundreds of years. It takes many forms, but one of the most popular types is “Ikebana”, which translates to “living flowers.” Ikebana styles are often simple and subdued, with plants arranged in vases or on stands. The goal of this type of arrangement is to reflect the natural beauty found in nature while also being aesthetically pleasing.
In Japanese culture, there are three main concepts related to life: mono no aware (the appreciation for things’ transience), Sabi (a sense of deep calmness and tranquility), and wabi-sabi (an acceptance of imperfection ). These arts often embody these three concepts.
Japanese gardens were originally meant to be symbolic representations of paradise on earth with all its lush scenery and beauty. This is reflected in these arts.
Japanese gardens often have a clear separation between the outer space and the inner, which is usually an enclosure of some kind. Some examples are ponds with just one bridge crossing over it or mounds marking off expansive spaces for walking through at leisure.
This is one of the most beautiful gardening arts and they are a treat to watch. They offer a peace and a meditation moments like no other.