A Japanese garden isn’t the only place to get your gardening fix.
In Japan, the garden is a way of life, but it’s a very special one, said garden expert Shigeki Matsumoto, a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
“Japanese people have been cultivating gardens for generations.
You have people who have grown vegetables, people who grow fruit trees, and people who also grow flowers,” he said.
Matsumoto’s garden is one of the world’s best known and most widely recognised gardens.
Garden experts have been collecting the pictures of Japanese gardeners over the years, and some of the best are collected from public garden displays, like gardens in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
In Japan, gardeners are given permission to take photos of their gardens in public, but the rules vary by city.
For example, some people have to put up signs outside their gardens, while others can just leave the pictures up in their gardens.
In Tokyo, some gardens are protected by a sign posted outside that says “No public photos”, and in Fukuoya, it’s forbidden to take pictures outside.
The city of Yokohama has one of Japan’s best-known gardens, but Matsumotos says many people are just too lazy to go and photograph their gardens when they’re busy.
When it comes to the Japanese culture of gardening, there are a few basic rules.
Don’t cut down the shrubs, vines, and flowers in your garden, and don’t use a garden tool that can damage the ground.
Do keep it tidy, and be careful about not leaving any litter behind.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, try planting some Japanese bonsai trees on your property.
As you might imagine, the Japanese don’t like being photographed, but they’re good at putting their gardens to good use.
This story has been updated to correct the location of the Japanese zen gardens, which are in Japan’s northern city of Fukuoshi.