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Formal European gardens tend to be rigid and symmetrical. In contrast to this, oriental gardens are very subtle, refined, and attuned to natural surroundings. The Japanese gardener strives for a harmonious relationship between nature and man, a concept with roots in Taoism, Shinto, and Buddhism. Seven basic principles are traditionally incorporated into the garden: symmetry (fukinsei), simplicity (kanso), austerity (koko), naturalness (shizen), that which is profound and mysterious (yugen), unworldliness (datsuzoku), and quietude and calm (seijaku). A landscape garden is a dynamic medium that utilizes living, growing, constantly changing materials.
Jore, Karen S., "An Inquiry into Japanese Landscape Garden Design" (1978). Honors Theses. 340.
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