Monday, October 19, 2009

karikomi


here is some more topiary.
i found the basic term for clipping into shapes is karikomi (刈込) in japanese.
these images are all of temple gardens from here. above is shoden-ji temple.

edit: reading the age newspaper online today, this article expresses well how tragic is the 'race to the bottom' that australia's leaders are engaged in on emissions trading and carbon reduction. it should be better than this.

chion-in, kyoto



western garden at tofukuji temple in kyoto

11 comments:

  1. Oh I do so love them... that wonderful sculptural feel is just magical :) K

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  2. How utterly exquisite, serene and peaceful.

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  3. thanks for your comments, magical and exquisite are two excellent ways to describe these. i am now looking at my camellia bushes in a whole new light.

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  4. i would love to be there and let me inspire from this beautiful gardens! thank you for sharing...E

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  5. Oh, these took my breath away. What waves of tranquility these gardens wash over my subconcious! I am really interested in reading and seeing more of your blog. I have a terrible connection right now, so I'll have to return. Thanks for posting these -- and thanks for your name!

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  6. thanks so much ciusca and crayons for such lovely comments.

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  7. LOVEtopiaryINjapan
    dana

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  8. It's adult landscaping that makes you feel like a kid. I want to try it but somehow I get the feeling that it only works for the Japanese, and in Japan. So beautiful.

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  9. These photographs are really excellent. Thank you so much for sharing this. I learned something new today. I had never heard of karikomi before.

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  10. You have a very interesting blog ii-ne-kore .... I visited Daichi-ji on my first trip to Japan in 1999, here's one of my shots from that visit, very similar to the one in your blog sans colour
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/markfountain/2884623742/in/set-72157607465240571/

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  11. thankyou for link markfountain - a lovely shot! and i really appreciate the kind words from people.

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