Updated: Mar 23
Japanese rock gardens (枯山水, karesansui) are miniature stylised landscape made of rocks, moss sometimes, gravel and sand. Its gravel is raked in different patterns meant to represent ripples at a surface of a pond. Zen gardens are usually in monasteries, like the famous karesansui of Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto. Rock gardes are an expression of the essence of nature, a sight that invite to meditate about the true meaning of life.
A Poetic vision of forsaken Zen gardens. Rakes have stopped combing the gravel ages ago, yet flowing patterns still emerge from tarnished and polluted grounds. No more visitors, no more birds, just silence. Void.