National Geographic : 1932 Jan
Photograph byBranson DeCou from Galloway THE GARDEN, LARGE OR SMALL, IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE JAPANESE HOME For 1,500 years the Japanese have practiced the art of landscape gardening, and have brought it to a remarkable state ofperfection and beauty. The underlying aim, however, is not beauty for itself alone, but the satisfaction of man's innate longing for Nature. Even onthetiniest plot ofground, every effect of tree and bush, stone or water, has been carefully planned. The garden at the Tokyo home of Mr. Asano, Japan's late "Cement King."