17 Peaceful Pictures of Japanese Rock Gardens

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Like most Japanese gardens, rock gardens are all about creating a zen atmosphere, which is why they’re often referred to as zen gardens. There is a lot of symbolism and imagery involved when creating a rock garden, with the rocks representing mountains, Buddha, or an emperor. The gravel is reminiscent of ripples in water and it takes a lot of concentration to perfectly shape the undulating lines, all while not stepping on ones already formed. So try to relax, and focus on feeling at peace as you take a look at these pictures of Japanese Rock Gardens.

Japanese zen rock garden

Japanese Zen Garden by Andreas Øverland

Japanese zen rock garden

Harmony and Peace by Jane Linders

Japanese zen rock garden

Rock Garden Stone by Jeff Kramer

Japanese zen rock garden

The Art of Preserving One’s Own Culture and Heritage X by Chi King

Japanese zen rock garden

Feng Shui by Jane Linders

Japanese zen rock garden

Huntington Library Japanese Rock Garden by Pamla J. Eisenberg

Japanese zen rock garden

Ryōan-ji by telmo32

Japanese zen rock garden

Abstract zen garden by Alejandro Forero Cuervo

Japanese zen rock garden

In My Corner by Derrek Becker Designs

Japanese zen rock garden

zen garden for a moment by Kai Schreiber

Japanese zen rock garden

Zen Garden by Timothy Takemoto

Japanese zen rock garden

Costa Rican Zen Garden by Scott Robinson

Japanese zen rock garden

Wallpaper Zen Spirit by Roberto Zingales

Japanese zen rock garden

Zen gravel by Seldom Scene Photography

Japanese zen rock garden

Ryōan-ji by telmo32

Japanese zen rock garden

Zen garden – Ginkakuji by Stéfan

Japanese zen rock garden

Huntington Library Japanese Rock Garden by Pamla J. Eisenberg

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  1. Jane Linders

    Thanks for including my infrared photos of the japanese garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I love seing all the other beautiful Japanesse gardens from around the world. Great collection!

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  2. Martha

    All are great pictures, I enjoyed all,God Bless

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  3. Jen

    I do not believe in this peacefulness. its horror out there. if it is…

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