This balanced garden has a natural and asymmetric pond. Ponds are common in Japanese gardens. These ponds often have koi fish in them. These fish can bring even more wonderful color and life to your space.
Adachi constructed his Japanese garden with the hope that through its seasonal expression of natural beauty visitors would be inspired to view Taikan’s paintings with a renewed sense of appreciation. This new appreciation would then lead to increased interest in the works of other Japanese painters, fulfilling Adachi’s hope that visitors would be “moved by beauty.”