koukishiki karesansui 後期式枯山水
KEY WORD : architecture / gardens
Lit. late style dry landscape. A type of dry garden *karesansui 枯山水 developed at Muromachi period Zen temples. In contrast to so-called *zenkishiki karesansui 前期式枯山水 of the Heian period, the later style of karesansui is far more sophisticated in its use of stones and sand to create dry waterfalls *karetaki 枯滝 and dry streams *karenagare 枯流. These typically compact gardens also reflect the values of ink monochrome landscape painting and have been called *suiboku sansuigashiki teien 水墨山水画式庭園. The term karesansui alone refers to this later style.


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