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Amazing Japanese Gardens and a Tutorial on How to Build One

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Japanese gardens have been an important part of Japanese culture for thousands of years.  Throughout Japan’s history, these gardens have been featured on the property of emperors and nobles. Japanese gardens feature miniature versions of complete landscapes, often created in the image of perfection. For many, these areas are used as a space for meditation and reflection. As the world becomes increasingly hectic, the idea of Japanese gardens seems to be becoming more and more popular in other countries throughout the world.  There are currently many Japanese style gardens in parks and other public areas in the United States, and these beautiful and peaceful places have become popular attractions for both guests and residents. With their growing popularity, it’s no surprise that many people would love to have a garden of their own. However, despite the fact that people are becoming aware of Japanese gardens, many who are starting from stretch do not know how build the garden of their dreams. While these gardens all share a common theme of beauty, there are different styles and techniques that can be used to create an ideal space, even for people who are working with a limited amount of space.  Here are 10 amazing Japanese gardens and a tutorial on how to build one.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.