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  10. Japanese gardens
  11. karesansui
Scope note
Japanese gardens, traditionally associated with Zen Buddhist temples, that have no water. Sand and rocks are used to represent streams and waterfalls. Literally "dry landscape" or "withered mountains and waters." This term is usually used to refer to gardens of the Muromachi (1392-1573), Momoyama (1373-1615) and Edo periods (1615-1868).
Accepted term: 20-May-2024