Table of Contents (Sitemap)

The left-menu options are structured like chapters in a book and show the main subjects. At the end these are followed by appendices: Notes to the text, Links, Literature references, etc.
You can jump directly to a section by clicking it or go through them in sequence or at random by using the left menu.
The Book-style Table of Contents (ToC) below is organized in the same way and shows additional sub-levels per chapter. The Visual ToC offers an alternative navigation-path where you can go directly to garden compartments and sections, garden elements and objects or plant groups etc.

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To our Blog-based Diary

  Our Blog-based diary offers interesting alternative entry-points into the information,
  not only in our diary, but also to that on these pages.
  By making use of the classifications and tags and the facilities of the Blog,
  in addition to this ToC-page it will even be more easy to find your way around.
  The diary will continue to grow and hence contain more cross-references and keywords.

Visual Table of Contents

To go directly to the chapter of a garden-compartment or garden-section, click the area on this groundplan.
To go directly to elements, objects, examples, components, planting, maintenance or miscellaneous subjects, use the thumb-nail picture frames following the groundplan.

Garden elements in Tsubo-en
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Ginshanada gravel area
Paths, step stones and special purpose stones
Paths & steps
Veranda, duckboards and gutter
Veranda, gutter
Tsukiyama artificial hills and stone setting
Tjukiyama & stone setting
Karikomi, O-karikomi and Haku-zukuri
Tsukubai facilities
Small objects and ornaments
Objects, ornaments
Borrowed scenery based on the shakkei technique Borrowed scenery
Buddhist Trinity stone arangement
Buddhist triad
Stone setting
Islands in the ginshanada
Shumisen or Mount Sumeru
Stone setting
Terraces in Tsubo-en
Terraces, walls, stairs, fences

Planting and Plant-groups in Tsubo-en
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Index of Plants and Planting
Index of Plants
Mosses and lichen Mosses & lichen Groundcovers Groundcovers Shrubs and topiary Shrubs, topiary
Planting-plan Planting-plan Deciduous trees Deciduous trees Coniferous trees Evergreen trees Ferns, bamboo, etc. Miscellaneous

Infrastructure Construction, Build and Object Placement in Tsubo-en
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Functional Paving

Functional Paving
Walls, Retaining Walls and Stairways Walls,Stairs,Fences
Ground levelling, Soil enrichment and Drainage
Ground levelling, Soil enrichment, Drainage
Infrastructure Construction Infrastructure
Veranda and Duckboards Veranda, duckboards & gutter Paths and Terraces
Paths & Terraces
Main Tsukubai and Turtle Island lakes
Tsukubai & "lakes"
Placement of Objects and Plants Placement of Objects & Plants

Maintenance and tuning in Tsubo-en
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Pest & weeds control
Pest & weeds control
Bottom surface maintenance
Bottom surface maintenance
Fukinaoshi 'to re-do' Fukinaoshi 'to re-do' trees Training, clipping and pruning
Training, clipping and pruning
Preventive & Repair Preventive & Repair Regular activities tidy-up Regular activities & clean-up

Cross reference of miscellaneous subject-pages
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Samurai residence gardens
Samurai residence gardens
Monochrome landscape ink painting examples
Monochrome landscape ink painting examples
Fuji Musumè, the Wisteria Maiden Fuji Musumè, the Wisteria Maiden Video clips
Video clips
Literature referenced in the text Literature referenced in the text
Garden websites Garden websites
in Japan
Notes to the text Notes to the text Related Links to websites Related Links to websites Raking training online Raking training online Constructing sand and gravel rakes Constructing sand and gravel rakes
Nightingale floors or Japanese: Uguisubari. Nightingale floors,
How to construct a bamoo fence ? How to construct
a bamoo fence ?

Note:The examples on the underlaying pages will only display correctly after the page has fully loaded !
Cross-reference of Per Subject-domain selected
genuine and authentic examples from Japan

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Gravel and raking examples Gravel and raking Paths and stairs examples Paths, stairs Veranda, walkboards and gutter examples Veranda, gutters Tsukiyama examples Tsukiyama
Karikomi and hako-zukuri topiary examples Karikomi, hako-zukuri Tsukubai and chozubachi examples Tsukubai, chozubachi Objects and Ornaments examples Objects, Ornaments Lanterns examples Lanterns
Borrowed scenery (using shakkei technique) examples Borrowed scenery Buddhist triad examples Buddhist triad Islands examples Islands (dry) Stone settings examples Stone settings
Fences examples Fences Enclosures examples Enclosures Special purpose (step) stones examples Special stones Niwaki (plants) examples Niwaki (plants)

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Table of Contents book-style

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction, A brief description of the garden and the karesansui concept.
  3. Table of Contents (site map, this page)
  4. Year round
  5. A virtual guided tour of the Tsubo-en garden
  6. Integration of house and garden
  7. Approach to realization of a (Japanese Zen) garden.
    The six realization-phases from vision and strategy to implementation and maintenance.
  8. Specifics on the realization of Tsubo-en.

  1. Determine the vision and strategy
  2. Design the architecture
  3. Design and select the visible-objects and elements

    The main garden compartment

    The front garden compartment
    The left side compartment
    The water front (back side) compartment

    Plants and planting in Tsubo-en

  1. Infrastructure design and component selection
  2. Build and construction of the integral design
    1. Lay "hard functional" Paving
    2. Building Walls, retaining walls, stairs and fences
    3. Ground levelling, Drainage and Soil enrichment
    4. Constructing the Infrastructure
    5. Constructing the Veranda, duckboards and gutter
    6. Constructing Paths and Terraces
    7. Constructing the Main Tsukubai and Turtle Island lakes
    8. Placement of other Objects, Stones and Plants
  3. Maintenance and tuning

  1. The technology behind (or under) the garden
  2. Garden maintenance
    1. Tooling
    2. Bottom surface maintenance
    3. Preventive maintenance and repair
    4. Training, clipping and pruning
    5. Uninvited visitors
  3. Bonsai
  4. Season impressions
  5. Notes to the text and acknowledgements
  6. Japanese garden related links
  7. Literature
  8. A collection of video clips related to Japanese gardens and gardening
  9. Alphabetical list of garden websites in Japan
  10. About this website

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