“Though they tamper with materials, the Japanese strive to idealize nature in gardens that give the impression of naturalness . . . But Japanese garden designers have not regarded stones as material through which to express their own ideas, as the stone sculptor does . . . . If there is an aesthetic element in this, it is the aesthetic of discovery . . . . Questions of moral and aesthetic awareness must take precedence over gardening techniques and skills. In other words, a beautiful mind is essential to the creation of a beautiful garden.”

~ Teiji Ito (Japanese composer and performer; 1935-1982)

Shared by Betty Hanselman

Grateful wife of a “beautiful mind”