Reflections at Isuien Gardens
The pretty Isuien Garden in Nara. Traveling through Japan taught me more about garden landscaping than I thought possible.
This is garden uses a technique called shakkei; it borrows the surrounding landscape to form a perfectly stacked composition. The far temple is a part of Todai-ji temple and the mountains beyond reflect prettily in the pond waters. I wandered these gardens two weeks ago on a warm Saturday and sat on a bench for a bit to read and absorb the scene. :) in Nara, Japan.