East Asian Civilization Final Project

East Asian Civilization Final Project - What did Gardens...

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What did Gardens Signify in China, Japan, and Korea? Gardens are a piece of ground where flowers, trees, plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and rocks are present as a recreation area. Designing and building gardens was an art in Asia as it make homes more elegant and attractive in its own way. The most important aspect of gardens is not only their great beauty of it but their purity and naturalness. Most commonly, compounds such as rocks, plants, flowers, trees and river streams are symbols that represent the nature. Although cultural gardens are different in their various ways by location and designs, gardens in China, Japan and Korea have the same significance that signifies all of them. Garden changes local polluted environment by adding natural elements rather artificial elements as it creates spontaneous and offering surprises. The phases of nature with rivers flowing and plants growing represent a world of its own that relates to the facility of human thoughts and the balance of yin and yang. By providing the element of surprise within the certain area, it enhances our senses that there are other things to be seen and appreciate in life. The two most primary physical
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