Garden for Salvation – Cosmology in Japanese Gardens

Garden for Salvation – Cosmology in Japanese Gardens

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Landscape Architecture

One of the reasons why people build gardens is to materialize their images of heaven. Good examples are seen in Japanese gardens and other gardens in the world. Historically, since Buddhism has influenced Japanese culture throughout history, the image of heaven in many Japanese gardens is defined by Buddhist cosmology. “Nine Mountains and Eight Oceans” is a part of the cosmology of Buddhism. It […]