The tradition of using lights started to light up the temple areas and other religious sites, and came to Japan almost simultaneously with Buddhism in the 600s.On several of the lights we can find symbols that are strongly linked to Buddhism, for example. Lotus flower and deer.
Japan garden is artistically challenged and designed by renowned Japanese architect landscape Haruto Kobayashi. He has placed Japanese basic element in Norwegian nature. It is thus not meanings that the garden at Milde should be a replica of a historical plant in Japan. "This should be ein garden of friendship and understanding between Japan and Norway" - so Kobayashi expressed himself on the garden.
Western climate with much rainfall and mild winters it's a good basis moss garden which is established on the mound in central garden
This building in Japanese cedar is called a pavilion because it has opening in three walls. Here there are good views towards gravel and waterpound and gives a harmonious framing view of the garden and surrounding nature.
Yukimi Lantern is a so-called "snow -viewing " lanternThe large roof is designed to collect snow. The "quiet " snow will provide contrast to the water that produces sound and lantern are therefore often placed at the edge of water, preferably with one leg out of the water . Yukimi torch to catch snow fits well in our climate and in areas of Japan where they have cold winters . Yukimi - lantern is designed specifically for Japanese gardens and not linked to religious sites . It was adopted in the 1600s and is therefore much younger than Kasuga lantern .
Visdomskilden, bekkegjelet og grushagen
Bekkegjelet er utforma av store steinblokkar, og den lyse singelen skal gi ein illusjon om vatn som renn frå visdomskjelda og ut i grusdammen. I dammen ligg det fleire øyar, der to av dei skal symbolisere Japan og Noreg. Til saman dannar øyane det japanske skriftteiknet for hjartelig.
Hagen har tre bruer. Den største er ein stor og elegant trebru som vinklar seg fram over sumpen ved Vågelva. Gangvegen som går vidare til den litle trebrua blir kalla dei fire årstiders sti. Ein steinbru ligg i overgangen mellom bekkegjelet og grushagen.
Her finner man rikt fugleliv .
The high grass you see is actually Bamboo trees.
Altough it says winther here we have no snow at the moment.I think this place will look lovely in the blue hour with snow and candle light in the lanterns.They will have an excursion on the 4 December but then again I am a t work..
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Wish you a great December month