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    The description and philosophy of each element of the garden:

    Sekitei (garden of stones), Karesansui type (garden of stones)

    Sekitei is one of the types of the Japanese garden, which originated in the Muromachi era (XIV century) under the influence of the religion of ZEN. This kind of garden abstractly reflects the beauty of nature. For example, such an embodiment of the ocean as white sand without water. This stone garden consists of 15 stones, combined with figures of 7.5 and 3 stones. Fifteen means full moon, which creates an exciting atmosphere in the garden.

    Theimon (the gates of the garden)

    The design and structure of the gates are simple, so that everyone at the entrance to the garden feels simple and calm. Before the gates is Kasugadoro (a stone lantern) and Chichin (paper lantern) is hanging. The symbol on the paper lantern is the symbol of General Shingen Takeda of the Sengoku era (16th century), whose territory was surrounded by lands that restrict access to the ocean, as well as the territory of Uzbekistan.

    Shibaniva (or Oniva) (lawns)

    Shibaniva should be located near the southern front of the buildings. In the Heian period, various events and festivals were celebrated on such lawns.

    Ichimatsu-Moyou (chess design)

    Part of the garden is decorated with such ornamentation of stone on the grass, laid out in a checkerboard pattern, like "Ichimatsu-Moyou". This design is taken from the temple of Toufukuji in the city of Kyoto, which is highly regarded in Europe as the design of the "Eternal Modern".

    Buden (Tsukimidai) (tea house)

    Buden was originally a place for the dance MAI (traditional Japanese dance), dedicated to the gods. Mizuya (small kitchen) and Tsukimidae (outdoor terrace) are built, as an addition to Buden, and can be used for tea ceremony and evening meeting of moonlight.

    Tsukubai (or Chozubachi) (a bowl of water). Tsukubai (bowl with water) is located at the entrance of Buden. People, after washing their hands at this cup, perform a purification ritual in their own way to participate in the tea ceremony.

    Ike (pond). Tsukiyama (hills), Taki (waterfall), Ishihama (stone beach).

    Gantou (a stone island). Water drains into the pond along the "male" waterfall in the center of Tsukiyama (hills) and along the waterfall in the form of a woman on the left side of the hill. The outline of the pond gives the appearance of a sea shore, making a bend similar to a beach protected by stones, Ishihama (stone beach), and with stone islands. On Tsukiyama (hills) there are a number of stones that abstractly display Rocky Mountains in the distance.

    Tsuiigibei (wooden wall). Tsujigibei is a wooden and clay wall, which are traditional for the fencing of the Japanese garden. Such walls of the pumping station in the garden create one of the kinds of Japanese landscape.

    Yukimidoro (stone lantern)

    Yucca means snow. Such a lantern "covered with snow" very well emphasizes the landscape.

    Nagara (creek), garden of irises, Hasuike (lotus pond)

    Water fills the lotus pond, draining over the stones of the stream. The hygrophilous plants, planted along and in the creek, give the garden a special appearance. In the lotus pond also grow irises, lake reeds and lotuses. The lotus pond was designed as part of the existing lake and such an addition gives the impression that this lake is part of the Japanese Garden itself.

    Azumaya (pergola)

    Two Azumaya were built. Visitors can enjoy the landscape of the garden, resting on the benches of arbors.

    Enro (the path). Mokkö (wooden bridge)

    The paths connect all of the above elements, and the stream can be crossed through a wooden bridge. The paths are designed with a lot of bends so that visitors can enjoy walks in the garden. People will also be able to enjoy the sounds of footsteps on gravel, the variety of its color after watering rubble.

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