The pretty Ichikawa Japanese Garden in Issy-les-Moulineaux

By bfnadmin  | Date: 2022-05-07

      
    The pretty Ichikawa Japanese Garden in Issy-les-Moulineaux
                    By My B. Photos by My B. Posted May 8 2016 to 10h01 

The Japanese Garden of Ishikawa, at the gates of Paris, is the result of a partnership between the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the Japanese city of Ichikawa. They thus worked together to create the first truly traditional public Japanese garden in France. We go to discover this Zen garden, conducive to meditation and rest.

Between the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Ichikawa, its a great story of friendship that lasts from 2013. And this, in all areas, from art to culture through sport and many other areas. Of 2013 to 2016, Issy and Ichikawa worked together to create the "Ichikawa Japanese Garden", a real traditional and public Japanese garden (therefore free) then saw the light of day within the Fort dIssy, at the gates of Paris in Ile-de-France. Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux

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From the plans to the choice of materials, the installation of the lanterns or the size of the pines are the result of a continual exchange between the two cities. The gardeners of Ichikawa have also come on several occasions to advise the technicians on the subtleties and the spirit of the Japanese garden. Even today, the two towns discuss the maintenance of this living and evolving park.Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux

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You should know that the Japanese garden of ichikawa which presents different styles of Japanese garden, covers several periods of Japanese history: Momayama (1600-1868) and Edo (737-1868). Japanese gardens deal with the philosophy of time. That of Issy represents the passage from the mountain to the sea. Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux

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The stone, symbol of eternity, Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineauxinteracts with plants, symbol of life. In the dry garden or "Karesansui", the ornamental stones "Keiseki" associated with plants, represent the mountain and the ground. the round stones symbolize on their side, Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux the island and the cape, while the gravel represents the sea.

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    Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux

    Water gives the image of the passage of time and of life which is constantly renewed. The Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineauxwaterfall "Nagaré" flows down to a pond "Le Jardin Japonais dIchikawa à Issy-les-Moulineauxike" ​​and the pebble beach " Suhama".

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    Note that the ichikawa Japanese garden is not a garden like any other. It is a place of rest and meditation where one comes to recharge ones batteries and contemplate nature, in particular thanks to the gazebo "Azumaya" which symbolizes peace and serenity.

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    Of course, there are Japanese "Toro" lanterns, typical of traditional Japanese gardens. These lanterns were historically intended to illuminate the entrance to Buddhist temples and to reassure weak spirits at nightfall. In the garden of Issy, there are 4 types of lanterns from different historical periods (Kasuga, Yukimi, Tribe, Misaki).

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    In this pretty garden, we like to discover the harmonious pruned pines, the numerous azaleas in bloom which attract the eye, the Japanese cherry tree during the Hanami period in April or the yellow irises in May.

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    So, are we taking a trip to the land of the rising sun a stones throw from Paris?

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