Tofuku-ji temple garden has a high level of
abstraction and has a number of subtemples.
Subtemple Reiun-in (this site has photo´s of many temples.
Daichiji is what inspired us for our own
Also in JGarden (below): Daichi-ji.
The professor Anker Nielsen site has an impressive
Most of the gardens that inspired us can be found here:
Daitoku-ji, subtemple Daisen-in and Ryogen-in
Tofuku-ji and the Daisen-in subtemple (e.g. the Buddhist Triad or trinity).
more on Raikyu-ji.
Konchi-in. Also see bowdoin.edu below.
|6||http://www.ryoanji.jp/||Also see: Ryoan-ji.|
|7||Funda-in||The southern garden is one of the oldest karesansui gardens in Kyoto. It was originally laid out by Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506), a master of suiboku-ga (ink painting) and Zen Buddhist priest, before the style of abstract karesansui was established.|
A beautiful site with information on Japanese culture
including karesansui gardens.
On Buddhist artwork online store and gallery you can find an exceptional collection of handcrafted Buddha Statues from Japan, China, and SE Asia.
The Japanese garden database. Lots of information
here, including garden links.
Japanese garden terms.
|3||http://ankernielsen.dk/japan.html||This site of professor Anker Nielsen has a pile of photos of Japanese gardens. Look e.g. for Chiran.|
The Japanese garden.
Here an interesting collection of Japanese garden elements and objects can be viewed.
|5||Portland Japanese garden||One of the best outside Japane and a very good website.|
Photo Gallery of Japanese Zen Gardens, Kyoto.
Great photo´s mostly on karesansui elements.
|7||Komyozenji Temple||Here rivers and streams that meander through the trees, which is very unique, are represented by raked gravel area's. Komyozenji was built during the Kamakura Period just next to Dazaifu Tenmangu, Dazaifu town, just a little way from Fukuoka. Dazaifu Tenmangu is the first and most important of several hundreds of shrines built and dedicated to the spirits of Sugawara Michizane, an influential scholar and politician of the Heian Period, who has later been identified with Tenjin, the kami of education.|
|1||http://www.aisf.or.jp/||JAANUS, the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology|
A site dedicated to a better understanding of Zen
Here you will find access to a wide variety of materials about Zen Buddhism, its history, teachings, and philosophy as well as some critiques of Zen. There are also some links to non-Zen topics which you may find interesting. Please browse around.
|3||http://www.zenguide.com/||A comprehensive on-line resource for zen and buddhism practitioners providing information on history, principles, meditation guide, zen and buddhism related media (books, art, video and audio), organizations directory, and links to additional on-line resources.|
|4||http://www.uchiyama.nl/||Uchiyama: Information about Japan (Dutch only)|
This is a resource for gardeners, students, teachers,
and professionals in horticulture. The section on
Japanese Gardens offers info and views of gardens in
Japan as well as Kumamoto En of San Antonio Botanical
Gardens in the United States. Information on Japanese
garden maintenance is also provided.
|6||http://everything2.com/||Japanese words about gardens.|
|7||http://en.wikipedia.org/||Japanese tea ceremony.|
The Urasenke Tradition of Tea.
Konnichian -- The Urasenke Home.
Landscape Journal abstract
Also available in II - On-line papers
as [ a ].
Between Tradition and Modernity: The Karesansui
Gardens of Mirei Shigemori. A study by Christian A. Tschumi.
See the abstract: Note 6.
|10||Japan National Tourist Organization History and Culture page||The index gives an easy entry into a number of related subjects like architecture, gardens, Buddhism etc.|
|11||International Research Center for Japanese Studies (English version available)||Databases, links, literature and more.|
|12||www.rothteien.com||The Japanese Garden Journal.|
|13||www.japanese-gardens-assoc.org||International Association of Japanese Gardens.|
|14||Historical Architecture of Asia||A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage including many Temples and gardens in Japan with interesting photo's on details.|
|15||Jcastle.info||Guide to Japanese Castles.|
|16||kyoto.asanoxn.com||"My Kind of Kyoto, a website on a historic city of Japan". Temples and Shrines in Kyoto.|
|17||Buddhist studies||BestFreeOnline: "Buddhist Studies: the history, Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana".|
|1||http://www.conifers.org/||The Gymnosperm Database, the web's premier source of information on conifers and their allies.|
|2||http://www.bambooweb.info/||Bamboo Information and Pictures.|
|3||http://www.mobot.org/||Index of Mosses Database.|
|4||http://www.pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx/||Index of over 7000 plants, Latin names, common names and much more.|
|5||http://www.botanysaurus.com/||Botanysaurus Japanese Garden Reference on gardens, plants, tools and more.|
|7||http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/bonsaip.htm||Beginner's Page by Brent Walston: What Are Bonsai?.|
|8||http://www.eol.org/||Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). Project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth... including many of the plants that can be found in a Japanese garden.|