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Posted by gurley157FS zone 7/8sc (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 23:09

What is the difference between a japanese garden and a zen garden?

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RE: Zen?

This something of a conundrum that can be best answered in the same enquiring tone as the question was asked.
Generally speaking a 'zen' garden is reckoned to be one that has few, if any, plants but has carefully arranged stones and raked gravel it's purpose being to aid meditation.
A 'Japanese' garden has plants and rocks and water it's purpose being to celebrate nature.
Both are Japanese in origin and both may, or may not, have religious connotations.

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