10 Japanese garden ornaments
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Japanese gardens are well known for their exceptional beauty and their celebration of majestic and untamed landscapes.
They combine primary elements of the natural world to create ore inspiring landscapes and scenes. However, such large scale landscaping can be challenging in smaller, conventional gardens.
Therefore it is always best inject a little more Japanese flavour into a confined space! This can be achieved with Japanese garden ornaments and other accessories.
Here I will list and describe 10 amazing ornaments, perfect for Japanese gardens.
1. Teresas Collections Japanese solar lantern
If you want to spruce up a Japanese garden patio or focal point why not utilise this lantern. This Japanese style lantern has built in solar strips which automatically come on at night.
Lanterns have always been used in Japanese gardens to light up features and pathways.
2. Teresa Collections vintage gold Herons
If there is one thing Japanese gardens do well it is replicate and celebrate nature. This pair of metal, bronze, herons brings elegance and a feeling of tranquillity to a space.
These sculptures have very life like detailing including their feathers and wings.
3. Design Toscano Meditative Buddha
Buddha statues are not always used within Japanese gardens but there is no reason they can’t be used.
Buddha is celebrated across many countries and cultures and statues of his form work well in many garden styles. With an Asian aesthetic this Meditative Buddha will look perfect in your Japanese garden project.
4. Design Toscano Asian dragon ornament
Dragons are more typically associated with Chinese culture however they also have relevance in all East Asia. Dragons have featured in many Japanese artworks going back centuries.
This fantastic East Asian dragon ornament is the perfect decoration for a Japanese themed garden.
5. Asian lion statues
These Komainu statues are used to guard the entrances to many sacred Shinto shrines in Japan.
The Lion like animals are often referred to as Lion Dogs in English and have a menacing look. This pair of traditional Komainu are perfect to decorate doorways and pathways within Japanese gardens.
6. Design Toscano Nara temple pagoda
This Japanese garden ornament is in the style of the famous Nara temple. This beautiful example of Japanese architecture and design is perfect to provide a Japanese feel.
The ornament can create the perfect focal point in a traditional Zen garden scheme.
7. Creekwood Bronze Crane statue
It is very difficult to imagine a Japanese garden without a representation of these beautiful birds. Not only do cranes look elegant and beautiful they are a holy bird in Japanese culture.
Traditionally cranes have symbolised good fortune and longevity. This sculpture would look amazing next to a pond or water feature.
8. Goodeco Meditating Tai Buddha
Buddha is a celebrated and worshiped figure across the planet. His form has historically been personified in many shrines and statues.
In Asia, there are many different styles of Buddha statues but all have a distinctive Asian style. This Golden Tai Buddha may not be Japanese but will look fantastic within a Japanese style garden.
9. Onefold warrior Zhan Shi
Samurai warriors have always been revered in Japanese culture for their skill and bravery. They have always been instantly recognisable for their historical and aesthetic costumes.
This Japanese Warrior ornament is the perfect way to give your garden an authentic look.
10. Japanese pagoda lantern
Traditional stone lanterns have always been an essential feature and ornament within Japanese gardens. This pagoda style really provides an authentic Japanese garden feel.
Traditionally lanterns have been used to illuminate important features as well as represent traditional architecture within the landscape.
Why not visit our article on traditional Japanese stone lanterns here.
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