Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Virtual Japanese garden tour

Inspired by a recent post by Susan (Takoma Gardener), I thought I'd offer a link to another virtual garden tour that I enjoy so much. Given my interest in Japanese gardens, I often "visit" this one in Seattle and it also includes soothing Japanese music. You need a good internet connection.

You can find a lot of good sites (and spend much time) by googling "japanese gardens", but probably the best place to start out is to visit the excellent Japanese Garden Database. Although it doesn't seem to have been updated for a while, the links from its various pages are very useful. I also like the Bowdoin College website on Japanese gardens.

I also love Japanese interiors and furniture - this is a cabinet from the 1930s that we bought a couple of years ago.

5 comments:

Kerri said...

Hello Val,
Thanks for stopping by my new blog. The sense of community that you mention is what finally made up my mind to begin the blog. It's wonderful! I need to stop visiting everyone else's blog so that I can try posting pictures on mine! Where's Bowdoin College? It sounds very familiar but I can't place it.
I too have a techi son (computer engineer). Lucky us!
I'll be back to click these links when I have more time! I love libraries!!! Happy reading...

Val said...

I fear the problem of finding the time to read blogs will only increase. Every day I come across more blogs I like to read. And then there's the writing of one's own blog AND keeping up with all the books I'd like to read. Meanwhile, chores outside the scope of the blogosphere call...

Val said...

Aaaah...just enjoyed the Seattle garden. Lovely *sigh* I am trying to decide whether to blow my savings and do this course www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/~j-gar/semnew.html And Kerouac...takes me back to my youth, reading Dharma Bums for the first time.

Val said...

Mmmm, I'll have a look at that course you're interested in, Val.

Blogging question: why don't URLs appear in clickable format in the comments on my blog, but they are clickable on others???

Sonia said...

Lovely your Japanese furniture and tableware!