Japanese Gardens: Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony (Hardcover)
At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spot
Katsura Imperial Villa one of three Imperial Villas of Kyoto and known for its architecture and stroll garden. It is thought to have been designed by Prince Toshihito as Katsura Sanso Estate in the Edo period. The garden contains three main buildings; Ko-shoin, Chu-shoin and Shin-goten. For the most part, they are constructed with simple, unfinished wood with scarce ornamentation, harmonizing well with the natural surroundings of the hill and pond stroll garden.