Japanese Garden Hillsides
Back in August, my wife was in Narita Japan, just outside Tokyo. She went running in this park (actually a cemetery) and went back with a camera to take these pictures. I posted on the headstones in the trees here. These are the other shots she took that day. Sorry for the quality of the photos. Young grasshopper not knows not the way of the camera.
Photo on top: This hillside is populated with dozens of small statuary. You may have to click on the photo to see it larger. The statues are pretty small.
The mix of round hedges and rough rock in this hillside rock garden also have a smattering of small statures.
I don't know much about Japanese gardens and their ceremonial art. But I do like the very vertical elements often used.
There was a long path of these monuments.
This old tree looks like it needs to get along on crutches.
More hillside. I should have posted this on Gardening Gone Wild's Garden Bloggers Design Workshop on Coping with Slopes.
More tree crutches. What did these trees do before mankind was kind enough to prop them up?
The stairs again, from another angle showing the pool & fountain at its base.