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Japanese Garden Bridge

With a Japanese garden bridge, you would actually walk over the water features or simply stand or sit on the bridge to soak up the gorgeous view.

After all, a Japanese garden design also features tons of greenery in the form of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees, bamboo fences, waterfalls, statues, lanterns, lily pads, pebble walkways, and so on. In fact, for the larger gardens, some will also feature a teahouse, which is authentic.

The Japanese garden bridge is typically constructed from wood or stone with a design that fits with the Japanese style. In Japan, these bridges are used to connect a shore with an island or in some cases, even to connect one island with another island. Of course, in a smaller residential Japanese landscape design, the Japanese garden bridge goes along with a strolling garden, again to go over a pond or stream.

Now, there are also dry Japanese gardens in which case sand is raked into a swirl design that represents water. In the center of the sand is a rock or boulder, which is symbolic of an island. Even in this garden design, a Japanese garden bridge could be used to create the same appearance of having a bridge going over water.

Easy To Maintain Japanese Landscape Design

After careful design, planting and arranging your Japanese landscape design there would be little to do accept sit back and enjoy the tranquility it creates. The garden should include some traditional Japanese stonework, a trickling water feature or pond, as well as the groomed evergreens.

Plan a strolling garden with beautiful paths taking you past tiny waterfalls and small ponds filled with koi fish. There are so many stonework Japanese art pieces to arrange along the paths to complete the look and feel of an authentic Japanese garden.

Japanese Garden Supplies

The thing to remember is that when shopping for Japanese garden supplies to include a bridge, you want to choose the size that will work with the size of the garden, and then go with the style and material that looks best. After all, in Japan, the bridge is believed to be a journey, taking a person from one place to another. For this reason, the bridge in your own Japanese garden needs to represent your own personal journey and the movement involved.

When shopping try to find authentic accent pieces for your Japaneses garden. Items such as the small Japanese garden bridge, a small replica of a pagoda or tea house, Japanese lanterns, water features such as a pond, waterfall or stream.