A garden style unique to Japan, which appeared in the Muromachi period. Using neither ponds nor streams, it makes symbolic representations of natural landscapes using stone arrangements, white sand, moss and pruned trees. In Sakuteiki of the Heian period, the term indicated a stone arrangement in a part of the garden without water.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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