Hirukawa Garan, Japanese Foundation Stone
Item description - YO05010034
Stepping stones, Tobi-ishi (飛石) in Japanese, are an essential element of the traditional Japanese garden. In contrast to regular garden paths, walking on stepping stones requires more concentration. This has a positive influence on the way in which people experience the garden. Additionally, people cannot walk side by side on a path of stepping stones, eliminating potential distractions. In a tea garden, this also makes sure that people do not arrive at the exact same time at the tea house before the start of the tea ceremony.
Stepping stone paths were introduced by tea master Sen no Rikyū, a very famous historical figure. The original idea behind stepping stones was to keep the Zōri, traditional Japanese sandals, clean and dry when walking through the garden.
Garan foundation stones (伽藍礎石) are a very special kind of stepping stone. In ancient times, these stones were used as foundation for massive wooden pillars of temples all throughout Japan. Garan foundation stones of demolished temples are very wanted among Japanese landscapers and are often used to connect different stepping stone paths. Repurposing materials like this is quite common within the Japanese garden and perfectly fits the aesthetical concept of Wabi-Sabi.
• Origin: Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
• Material: Hirukawa Stone (蛭川石)
• Age: Edo Period
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|YO05010034||105 cm||145 cm||30 cm||Eur 4650.00|