komorebi – sunlight filtering through the trees 木漏れ日 木 – tree 漏れ – leakage 日 – sun

Chinese influence on Japan

Reading about history of Japanese landscape architecture. I wonder what Japan would have been like if it weren’t so influenced by China since the ancient times. Of course it wouldn’t have been so for long anyway (the influence – is inevitable). But perhaps if it had survived the ancient and medieval period without being influenced […]