Monday Walk: Portland Japanese Garden
“There is no garden in which greater respect is paid to nature than in the Japanese garden.”
~ Johann Kraftner
The most important material in the Japanese garden is stone. It symbolizes an island in the sea or an animal or gods who have descended from heaven.
The raked gravel or pebbles represents the stormy sea, with its dynamic images of the waves.
Another element is moss. It’s a symbol of age and honor. There is almost nothing more beautiful than a bank of moss in the flat light of the evening sun.
The tea ceremony stands for a path of life and should. The four underlying principles of the tea ceremony are harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.
The longing for harmony ends in complete conformity with nature and an understanding for impermanence of existence.
Reference: Johann Kraftner ” The Elegant Garden”
Visit Jo’s Walk: Captain Cook’s Monument and enjoy the glorious view and trail walk.
Thank you for visiting. Have a great week! 🙂