Auspicious plants in Japanese Gardens  (縁起の良い植物)

There are various plants all over the world with special meanings.
Like lily stands for purity or is a flower, that is used to honor the deceased, or daisy stands for innocence and loyal love.

In Japan, there are plants with auspicious meanings too.
They are called “Engi no ii” plants 縁起の良い as a sign of luck or a good omen.

How this plants got their particular meaning, how they are used and why you should plant them in your garden, you will find in our eBook.

Contents:
Introduction
Japanese “fuusui”

Heavenly Bamboo
Hiiragi
Japanese Laurel
Japanese Apricot
Pagoda Tree
Satsuki Azalea
Spirea
Bottlebrush
Crape Myrtle
Sarcandra
Bitter Orange
Rhododendron
Camellia
Christmas Berry

Notes

11 pages with lots of information about the origin of Japanese flower’s names, their meaning and various descriptions of Japanese traditions.
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Customer’s Voice

“Auspicious plants in the garden”. The title alone had me intrigued from the beginning. This e-book explains very clearly how plants used in Japanese gardens got their auspicious meanings; what they represent if you like and why you should plant them in your garden.
The layout of the book is straight forward and easy to follow. I love how both the Japanese and English names are given for each plant. The example pictures representing each plant are beautifully shot and are taken in a number of different settings.
I feel people who are new to Japanese gardens and those who are more familiar with the plants used would both gain a great deal of knowledge from this e-book. A thoroughly enjoyable read and something I know I’ll be referring back to from time to time.
K.Y.

Stone arrangement in the Japanese garden  (庭石 石組み 景石)

The arrangement of stones is one of the most important elements when creating a Japanese Garden.

In the oldest preserved manual of Japanese gardening, garden making was called “ishi wo taten koto” – erecting stones.

Zen gardens with their stone arrangements are usually the first association people have when thinking about Japanese gardens. Reduced colors and little vegetation let the eye rest and calm the mind, giving the garden a peaceful atmosphere.

This eBook will introduce you to the most common stone arrangements in Japanese gardens and teach you the very basics of stone setting in four easy illustrations.

Contents:
Introduction
Selecting stones
Stone naming
Introducing Gogyōishi
Stone settings:
Sanzon ishigumi
One stone arrangement
Two stone arrangement
Three stone arrangement
Five stone arrangement
Seven stone arrangement
Shumisen arrangement
Uzumaki arrangement
Cave arrangement
Yodomari arrangement
Shichigosan arrangement
Waterfall types
Island types
Wall types
Setting stones in the garden

12 informative pages, packed with
44 hand drawn illustrations and photographs of stone arrangements
pdf 14 MB
mobi 16 MB

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Japanese Garden History Part 1 – The Heian Period   (日本庭園歴史 平安時代)

The Heian Period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan’s history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan’s nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, starting with the Heian period and it’s great pond gardens.

Contents

The Tale of Gama-ike
Introduction
The First Half of the Heian Period
Shinden-zukuri
The Second Half of the Heian Period
Summary
The Tale of Prince Genji
The Fujiwara era
The Sakuteki

13 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
24 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 14MB
mobi 21MB

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Japanese Garden History Part 2 – Kamakura – Momoyama Period  (日本庭園歴史 鎌倉時代 – 安土桃山時代)

From the Kamakura until the Momoyama period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan’s history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan’s nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, continuing with the Kamakura-, Muromachi, and Momoyama period with their incomparable dry landscape and tea gardens.

Contents

The Kamakura period and the rise of Zen
Shoin-zukuri and first semi-professional gardeners
Musō Soseki
The Muromachi period
Transformation of Saihō-ji temple and Tenryū-ji temple
The Ashikaga shoguns and their temple residences
Three types of dry landscape gardens
The Azuchi-Momoyama period
Kobori Enshū and his karikomi pruning style
Tea gardens
Summary

19 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
31 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 36MB
mobi 32MB

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Japanese Garden History Part 3 – Edo – Heisei Period  (日本庭園歴史 江戸時代- 平成時代)

From the Edo until the Heisei period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan’s history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan’s nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, continuing with the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei period with their incomparable strolling and natural gardens.

Contents

The Edo period
The Gardens of the Edo period
Edo period summary
From Edo period to Heisei period
Meiji period gardens
Taisho and Showa gardens
Heisei period gardens
Summary
Periods in pictures

17 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
37 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 12MB
mobi 29MB

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[Bundle] Japanese Garden History  (日本庭園歴史)

From the Heian until the Heisei period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan’s history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan’s nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series, we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, from the Heian, until the Heisei period with their incomparable strolling and, in contrast, dry landscape, and natural gardens.

This bundle contains all three volumes of our Japanese Garden History series. They contain:

Book 1:
The Tale of Gama-ike
Introduction
The First Half of the Heian Period
Shinden-zukuri
The Second Half of the Heian Period
Summary
The Tale of Prince Genji
The Fujiwara era
The Sakuteki

13 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
24 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 14MB
mobi 21MB

Book 2:
The Kamakura period and the rise of Zen
Shoin-zukuri and first semi-professional gardeners
Musō Soseki
The Muromachi period
Transformation of Saihō-ji temple and Tenryū-ji temple
The Ashikaga shoguns and their temple residences
Three types of dry landscape gardens
The Azuchi-Momoyama period
Kobori Enshū and his karikomi pruning style
Tea gardens
Summary

19 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
31 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 36MB
mobi 32MB

Book 3:
The Edo period
The Gardens of the Edo period
Edo period summary
From Edo period to Heisei period
Meiji period gardens
Taisho and Showa gardens
Heisei period gardens
Summary
Periods in pictures

17 pages full of information about the History of Japanese Gardens.
37 pictures of gardens, illustrations, and art.
PDF 12MB
mobi 29MB

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Japanese Garden Term Glossary  (造園用語集)

You feel overwhelmed by all the garden specific terms in books about Japanese gardens? The glossary at the end is helpful, but you still do not know exactly how those garden elements look like?
Real Japanese Gardens’ Garden Term Glossary comes with explaining pictures to nearly every term explained, Kanji, Hiragana and their reading.
In this volume, we focused on popular elements, architectural styles, and tools used in Japanese gardens.

This is the special Christmas Edition 2018, which will only be available for a short time! The next version will be published in 2019.

Contents:
[Excerpt]
Azumaya
Daimyō
Engawa
Gorintō
Hosō
Ido
Kuribari
Onigawara
Ranma
Sangō
Shōmen
Suikinkutsu
Temi
Tsukubai
Yatsuhashi

This eBook features:
61 common Japanese garden terms with explanations.
56 explaining pictures.

Overview of Japanese time periods from Asuka period until Heisei period.

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