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Japanese gardens are based on the principle of Kanso or simplicity and an abstract vision of the elements of Nature. Making a Japanese garden is called ishi wo tatsu or setting stones. The garden is a dry landscape with no flowing water or flowering plants to distract the mind from the pursuit of deeper knowledge. The white, raked gravel of a Japanese garden represents the sea. The stones symbolize ships, boats and even islands where moss and lichens represent the coastline. The actual dimensions of a Zen garden are of little importance. The effect of a garden owes more to balanced composition and the meaningful use of relatively small surfaces and spaces. Japanese gardens exude peace and tranquility and their mysterious, enigmatic beauty is a source of constant fascination. We are still not sure today if Zen Buddhist monks consciously followed a deliberate pattern when setting out the stones.