Wood, stone, screens, plants, maybe a lantern. It doesn’t take much, except centuries of artistic sophistication, to create evocative welcoming space. Less is more. The Japanese wrote the book when it comes to style and mood. Here is a tribute to what can be achieved in tiny outdoor spaces – for example outside a front door. (In other parts of the world lovely potted plants and bonsai trees might vanish from public areas but not in Japan it seems.)
The maiko in yellow is Mamesumi.
Next are three photos featuring Satsuki.
A little more space and some more elements can be introduced…
Here is Yukako in the garden.
And finally…Ichimomo at Baikasai.
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