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This is a How-To guidebook through the Shizen Style lens on the foundation of Japanese gardens, which are comprised of composition skills and spacial design (Ma 間).


Shizen is a word that I have taken and embraced as a way of life, or a lifestyle of harmony. The art of Japanese gardening is meant to be a celebration of innovation and creativity. 


My goal in this short book is to instill in you a creative spirit to develop your own Shizen Style Japanese Garden based on your human creativity, your native location and materials, and Japanese aesthetics. Japanese garden composition is the starting point in figuring out what it is that you want in your garden space.


You will get this 40-page eBook as a PDF (42MB) file

eBook: Shizen Style Japanese Garden Design - Composition and Spatial Design (Ma)

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