The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 12. Garden Composition

Land and water in a sansui garden

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Fig. 45 shows the radical distribution of land and water intended as a general key to garden designs of the landscape type. The numbers in the figure refer to the following features:� 1, "Distant Mountain;" 2, "Guardian Stone;" 3, "Near Mountain;" 4, " Side Mountain;" 5, "Guest's Island;" 6, "Master's Island;" 7, "Central Island;" 8, "Worshipping Stone;" 9, "Cascade Mouth;" 10, "Sand-blown Beach;" 11, "Lake Outlet;" 12, "Wide Beach;" 13, "Mountain Road." The influence of this model, which has been handed down from ancient times, may be traced to some extent in all garden designs.