Small courtyard gardens known as tsubo niwas became popular in Japan during the 15th Century. The gardens were common in Japanese cities and were often found at the homes of wealthy merchants. These small gardens are still popular today especially where space is at a premium. These intimate spaces are created to provide a serene entrance to a home and are based on the principles of Japanese Zen Garden.

Small courtyard gardens known as tsubo niwas became popular in Japan during the 15th Century. The gardens were common in Japanese cities and were often found at the homes of wealthy merchants. These small gardens are still popular today especially where space is at a premium. These intimate spaces are created to provide a serene entrance to a home and are based on the principles of Japanese Zen Garden.

Japan

Japan

石庭、金剛峯寺/Kongobu-ji rock garden

石庭、金剛峯寺/Kongobu-ji rock garden

東福寺 Tofuku -ji temple, Kyoto.

東福寺 Tofuku -ji temple, Kyoto.

patio

patio

Shisen-do temple, Kyoto, Japan

Shisen-do temple, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese modern tea room. I'm kind of in love with that window.

Japanese modern tea room. I'm kind of in love with that window.

Torii gate of Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Torii gate of Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Unryu-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Unryu-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

tea house Kyoto

tea house Kyoto

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