Takumi no Waza / Superb Craftsmanship 2
– Find a guide into tomorrow by taking lessons from the past
Imagine the sense of peace and comfort that ancient people cherished when they lived together with nature.
Feel, at the same time, the emergence of new life among plants in the garden.
People respond to and are embraced by the vitality of nature.
The master’s spirit, which has been long nurtured and maintained through communication with nature and gardens, and his deep love for gardens, have refined his skills to a level of mastery.
It is a sensitivity deeply rooted in and familiar with tradition that gives rise to novel techniques
– a tradition that creates
Landscape gardeners are, it may be said, artists who have full knowledge of nature, and who tap into the unique features of trees, water, wind and light to create their art. They have an uncompromising insight into micro elements that allows them to select the right material, and a macro perspective and sensitivity that allow them to envision the entire image. This well-balanced sensitivity is the evidence of mastery. Through spaces that enrich people by reflecting seasonal changes, we strive to create contact points with nature that are people-friendly, like deciduous trees that provide cool shade in summer and let warm sunlight pass through in winter. Masters know that only creative things can survive and remain as traditions throughout the ages.
”Sukashi” pruning technique
Talking about gardens
– Invariance and Trends
Japanese gardens, with a history of over a thousand years, are endowed with awe and respect for nature and for a human mind that does not change over time. This is known as ‘invariance.’ On the other hand, a variety of construction techniques have emerged out of the spirit of the times and the sense of aesthetics of landscape gardeners. These are known as ‘trends.’ Learning from the invariance and trends of Japanese gardens, we continue reflecting on our own sensitivity, by refining our minds and upgrading our skills.