Small courtyard gardens known as tsubo niwas became popular in Japan during the 15th Century. The gardens were common in Japanese cities and were often found at the homes of wealthy merchants. These small gardens are still popular today especially where space is at a premium. These intimate spaces are created to provide a serene entrance to a home and are based on the principles of Japanese Zen Garden.
Season of the fresh green, Rurikoin Garden, Kyoto, Japan