Monday, May 30, 2011
here are photos from the second half of my walk around Yuushien, the graden located on daikon Island. It has a large karesansui, the dry garden mostly associated with Zen
Most commonly the rocks are seen as islands and the raked sand as water.
There are a few buddhist statues scattered about the garden, and coins left in their hands as offerings....
There are also several small waterfalls though its necessary to take side paths to see them.
The best views, perhaps, are in the restaurants and tea rooms where the windows provide the frame to see the garden as paintings.
As well as the peonies, Yuushien is also famous for growing ginseng, a plant notoriously difficult to grow. The gift shops are stocked with ginseng products.