7 KARESANSUI (Dry Garden)

Another of the three basic Japanese Garden styles, and probably that which most people associate with their idea of a Japanese Garden. The gravel represents the sea.  The three stones in the centre represent Heaven, Earth, and Man.  The four stones around the outside  (from rear left) the freshness of Springtime, the height of Summer, the fall of Autumn, and the harshness of Winter.

On the other side of the path a further three stones representing father, mother and child, beside which grows an Irish Yew representing the fertility of mankind (again, the in and the yo of the Japanese Garden).

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