Private Gardens

After having seen the big gardens of famous temples and imperial residences, one wonders: What do real Japanese house gardens look like? How do people in modern Japan design their own outdoor living spaces? What do they look for in a garden? How do they deal with the issue of limited space? And how do they mix their country’s rich garden culture with the needs of everyday life?

Garden designer Keizo Hayano has created hundreds of gardens in Japan and gives us a sneak peek behind the garden walls. These e-books are about some of his favorite projects. Hayano-San describes the customers requests, lets us have a look at his beautiful hand drawn garden plans and explains the construction process from Jichinsai, the groundbreaking ceremony until the handover of the finished garden.
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