Beautiful Tatami Ratio? “Gakubuchi Garden” of Hosenin in Oohara, Kyoto

2017.02.01

Beautiful Tatami Ratio? "Gakubuchi Garden”  of Hosenin in Oohara, Kyoto

“Hosenin”
in Oohara, Kyoto is a temple with more than 1000 years of history originally built as
“Sobo”
in which monk lived.

Bankanen is often called
“Gakubuchi Garden”.

Why “Gakubuchi (frame)” ?

It’s because the space circled with columns is set as frame when we look at the garden from Tatami.

Its name
“Bankan”
which means don’t want to leave is understandable with the beauty of this framed garden scenery.

Look at your heart on Tatami.
You can spend such a quiet time.

Maccha and original Japanese sweets are included in the price.
You can enjoy it on Tatami while watching the Garden.
Though Maccha might be bit bitter, please eat it with Japanese sweets while feeling
“Japan”!

By the way, the
“ratio”
of frame of the garden.
“Beautiful ratio”
is said to be the
“ratio we are used to”
and for Japanese, 1:2 such as Tatami makes us feel stable to watch.

Maybe the ratio might be different in other country?
It’s interesting.
Please enjoy this scenery with your favorite frame.

Source of photo: http://chakatsu.com/shop/kyoto_housenin/

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