karetaki 枯滝
KEY WORD : architecture / gardens
Lit. dry waterfall. A common technique in dry landscape *karesansui 枯山水 in which a symbolic waterfall is made with an arrangement of stones. Typically the waterfall is represented by standing the bluestone, ao-ishi, 青石 lengthwise to symbolize the cascade. At the foot of this some gravel or white sand is placed to make a dry stream *karenagare 枯流. Good examples are found in gardens at Saihouji 西芳寺, Daisen-in 大仙院 at Daitokuji 大徳寺 both in Kyoto, Toukouji 東光寺 in Ymanashi prefecture, and the old Ni-no-maru 二之丸 at Nagoyajou 名古屋城 in Aichi prefecture.


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