"Ooyashima of Japan"
The birth of Japan is described by the myth of "Ooyashima of Japan" from Kojiki, the oldest Japanese history book. An island was born when two gods in Japanese mythology, Izanagi and Izanami, mixed chaos with a halberd. After the two gods landed on the island and united, eight islands (Ooyashima) were born. These islands are today's islands of Japan.
The beautiful islands and the ocean scenery are the archetypal landscape of the Japanese people. The audience will enjoy seeing these perspectives on the beauty and nature of Japan. The garden expresses this typical Japanese landscape with gravel and boulders.
We would like visitors to experience the beauty and spirituality represented by the minimalism of Japanese gardens.
Yuri Ugaya is a landscape designer born in Kyoto, Japan. She was raised surrounded by well-known temples, shrines and gardens. After majoring in the study of Japanese culture at Doushisha University, she started her career as a landscape designer in Hyogo prefecture, Japan and Niagara Falls, Canada. She also worked with English gardens at Royal Botanic Garden Kew in the United Kingdom. She specializes in both Japanese and Western gardens. Currently she is based in Kyoto, Japan as a garden designer, where she tries to introduce the beauty of Japanese gardens.
Kensaku Yamaguchi is a landscape designer born in Miyazaki, Japan. He is based mainly in Kyoto and designs gardens for temples, shrines, hotels, guest houses and private mansions. He has experience gardening in foreign countries such as Saudi Arabia and South Africa. His style of gardening varies from traditional to contemporary.
Tatsuhiko Kobayashi is a landscape designer born in Saitama, Japan. He is skilled at making traditional Japanese gardens, including a famous temple in Kyoto. He designs gardens using native Japanese vegetation. He also has experience making Japanese garden in Florence, Italy.