project

MIMIU Gion

美々卯 祇園

category
zen garden
location
Kyoto, Japan
date
2005

「月の庭」~波紋から砂紋へ~ 水鉢に落ちた一滴の波紋がやがて白川砂の大きな波紋の広がりとなり、ガラス窓越に見ゆる東山の清い水の流れともなり、庭に置かれたもみじ葉の彩りがまた、かなたの東山へと目をいざなう。 波紋と砂紋が満月と三日月になって描く景色が、美々卯のロゴの卯への思いと相まって心の中のお月見をお楽しみいただく。

Moon Garden—From ripples of water to ripples of sand The ripples made by each drop of water falling into a bowl spread out to become large ripples in the Shirakawa sand around the bowl, and then eventually join the flow of clear water from the Higashiyama mountains seen through the glass. The color added by the maple leaves in the corner also seems to entice your gaze towards the Higashiyama mountains in the distance. The full moon and crescent moon depicted by the ripples in the water and ripples in the sand combine with thoughts of the moon-rabbit in the Mimiu logo, providing the delightful experience of moon-watching, even if only in the mind.