Nara - shannonodonnell
Reflections at Isuien Gardens

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.

NaraIsuien Gardenjapan依水園奈良市Narashi