Two famous karesansui gardens featured on the Beauty of Japan Tour include the gardens at Ryoan-ji and Ginkaku-ji Temples. Ryoan-ji may well be the earliest garden built specifically for contemplation and is certainly a masterpiece of karesansui. The small rectangular garden consists of only 15 boulders, white gravel and moss. The boulders are placed such that, when looking at the garden from any angle, only 14 of the boulders are visible at any one time. It is traditiona
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Chinese Garden, Huntington Library and Gardens, CA