May 4, 2009

Shinji-pond in Hibiya Park

shinji-pond in hibiya park
shinji-pond in hibiya park
This pond is located in hibiya park
Hibiya-park is designed with western style.
But this pond and garden around the pond have traditional Japanese style.
That place was a moat of former edo-castle ever.
You can see stone wall over the pond in these photos.

By the way "shinji (心字) literally means a character (symbol) that indicate "heart".
The shape of the pond looks like figure of a kanji symbol, "心 (kokoro, shin)".
(If you look at the pond from above the pond.)

This idea came from Zen (禅).

(Note)
These photos were taken on April 29 , 2009.

10 comments:

B Squared said...

Lovely. Looks like a popular place to visit.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow
Many thanks for all information!
Maybe there is some bonsai around in this park?
Great post!
Léia

Vogon Poet said...

So westernized in yesterday post and so japanese in this one, with shapes dictated by characters and symbols.
Very good post and images.

Hilda said...

I have to admit that I like Japanese gardens much better. This is beautiful, especially the photo with the stone wall.

Malyss said...

I like the first picture very much. And I'm impressed to see how Japanese people can think about every detail: the name, the place, the symbol,the shape of the pond..Nothing is here by accident!

amatamari said...

Domo arigato

:-)

m_m said...

Great! I like this Japanese style, really fascinating and superb planed place! Regards!

Marc said...

I love that tree on the waterfront. It's beautiful.

Babooshka said...

Just gorgeous and so relaxing

Ayie said...

Very nice pond.

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