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The first written guide on Japanese landscaping, the Sakuteiki, describes creating gardens as: Ishi wo taten koto (石を立てん事). This translates to setting stones upright, a description that greatly emphasizes the importance of these elements within the Japanese garden.
Traditionally applying ornamental rocks, Niwaishi (庭石) in Japanese, forms the basis of practically every Japanese garden. The setting of stones is always the first step, after which the garden is formed together with all the other elements surrounding it.
An authentic Japanese garden needs to evoke a certain natural essence. Rocks and stones play a significant role regarding this principle as they are pure elements, taken straight from nature.
Because Japan is an island, there are a lot of coastal areas resulting in a significant amount of sandstones, Sagan in Japanese. A traditional principle of Japanese landscaping is to implement elements taken straight from nature. Something that beautifully applies to these kinds of Japanese sandstones.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Sagan Sandstone (砂岩)
EUR: 750.00 ≈ EUR: 750.00