Japanese landscape design artists have traditionally been considered some of the strongest experts in the world due to their special vision of nature. The Japanese have an acute sense of beauty and it is partially expressed in a concept called “mono no aware”, meaning “the ephemeral nature of all things“. In Japan, the beauty of nature is closely related to spiritual expression.
For instance, the art of ikebana is regarded as a kind of spiritual discipline where an individual tries to comprehend the abyss of nature through the simplicity and purity of the lines of an individual flower.
For the Japanese, nature is an absolutely perfect thing. In contrast to the laconic forms of Japanese architecture and minimalist interiors, nature in Japanese landscape design appears in all its magnificence and diversity. The traditional Japanese garden shows us all the forces of nature and all changing seasons and colors. Also, according to Japanese beliefs, gardens are home to ancestral spirits and gods that protect people from troubles and adversity. That is why the Japanese people believe that their gardens deserve the utmost care and attention.
Landscape design requires an expert who has a deep sense of aesthetic beauty and knows current trends, and also have practical skills in botany and horticulture, architecture and engineering design: the primary task of the landscape designer is to create a style and beauty combined with the ease of using the building infrastructure, a harmonious union of natural and architectural forms.