Ueyakato Landscape has posted a new keywords article to its English website!
This time we explored the stone lantern.
Japanese gardens have long been known for paying homage to natural landscapes, and for evoking and highlighting the local topography’s inherent beauty. Yet certain man-made objects have become so closely identified with the Japanese garden that they seem to transcend the confines of any regional environment. Among these, there is arguably none more ubiquitous than the stone lantern.
This human invention has been put to so many uses in Japanese gardens that maybe the only thing that can be universally said about it is that its effect depends heavily on the concrete purpose it is used for and the skill and taste of the gardener positioning it in the garden. In this sense, it may be the ideal expression of the Japanese garden’s perennial celebration of the integration of human beings with nature.
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