Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden

スパイラル・ガーデン

Koshihata Residence

Kyôto, Japan

 

   This garden was built within the oldest extant residence in Kyoto City, dating back to 1657. It is a contemporary contemplation garden meant to be enjoyed from the nearby rooms and verandas. The central feature is a spiral hillock of moss set in a field of raked white sand that symbolizes an essential quality of the natural world: that it is continually in motion and filled with an ever-changing energy.