10 Japanese-style Gardens


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Modern Romantic Gardens

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan opened up to trade with other countries, and some Western elements began to appear in Japanese gardens. At the same time, people started experimenting with native materials, sparking a renaissance in the artistic design of these exquisite landscapes. Because the style of modern romantic gardens has continued to evolve, those that are designed today typically try to imitate the aesthetic sensibilities of the Heian period of 794 to 1185, which focused on both opulence and nature.