Sunday, January 16, 2022

Japanese Birds and Plants 日本の鳥や植物

Japanese Birds and Plants 日本の鳥や植物

The so-called Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds (公益財団法人 日本鳥類保護連盟, Kōeki zaidan hōjin Nihon chōrui hogo renmei), sometimes the "Japanese Association for Preservation of Birds", was really founded in 1947, incorporating ten years later, and becoming a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation in 2012. The Society's purpose is indeed "to protect wildlife primarily birds, to promote its conservation, and to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity".

Japanese gardens (日本庭園, nihon teien) are traditional gardens whose designs are accompanied by Japanese aesthetics and philosophical ideas, avoid artificial ornamentation, and really highlight the natural landscape. Plants and worn, aged materials are generally used by Japanese garden designers to suggest a cool natural landscape, and to express the fragility of existence as well as time's unstoppable advance. Ancient Japanese art inspired past garden designers. Water is really an important feature of many gardens, as are rocks and often gravel. Despite there being many attractive Japanese flowering plants, herbacious flowers generally play much less of a role in Japanese gardens than in the West, though seasonally flowering shrubs and trees are important, all the more dramatic because of the contrast with the usual predominant green. Evergreen plants are "the bones of the garden" in Japan. Though a natural-seeming beautiful appearance is the aim, Japanese gardeners often shape their plants, including trees, with great rigour.



鳥 Birds
木 Trees

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