The Japanese word for pond is ike and the word for lotus pond is hasuike. Find a list of related words in the table below.
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Interesting facts about ponds in Japan
Japanese pond gardens, also referred to as strolling gardens, are specifically designed to provide a serene and tranquil environment for visitors. The most important aspect of these gardens is water, which symbolizes tranquility, renewal, and the flow of life. This makes water a vital component in the overall design of these gardens. The pond gardens mainly consist of five key components: water, surrounding land and stones, bridges, plants, and koi fish. Each component has a symbolic meaning that is steeped in religious, historical, poetic, or geographical references to Japan.
These gardens are best experienced through walking and sitting, because it offers a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of nature.