Turning Japanese

Dear Friends,

Japanese gardens are representations in miniature of the harmony in nature. Being small in stature and naturally harmonious, I was keen to visit the Japanese Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart to see how well I fitted in.

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This cherry tree next to the gate was loaded with delicate pink blossoms. In Japan cherry blossoms symbolise the transience of life.

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Japanese gardens always feature water and stone – the ying and yang, two opposites which complement and complete each other, while bridges symbolise the path to paradise.

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I felt like I was in paradise in this tranquil place…

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 …until I met these ducks and realised I didn’t fit in at all. I couldn’t understand a word they were saying – they must have been Japanese!

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Sayonara,

Justin.

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3 Comments

  1. Go JB. When are you back from your extensive travels?

  2. mrsc, I am on an interisland ferry as I write this, sailing from Picton to Wellington. I’ve never been to sea before but it turns out I’m an excellent sailor. Next I’m heading to Rotorua for a few days. JB

  3. It looks very interesting Justin – and peaceful.

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