The Karesansui style of Japanese gardening is based on Zen ideology and uses stones and sand to express nature and the universe.
Needless to say, if you love Japanese gardens, you will certainly love karesansui gardens, which in many ways sum up the most attractive features of Japanese aesthetics: simplicity, elegance, and containment of these sand and stone gardens, which express images of mountains and rivers without using water, are called karesansui.
Karesansui are expressions of abstraction and strong spirituality, and each person will interpret them differently.
For example, wave patterns drawn on the sand with a bamboo rake represent the flow of water. Depending on how the pattern is applied, stormy seas or gentle undulations in rivers or seas are represented.
The real pleasure of contemplating a karesansui garden is like looking at the clouds in the sky: you can let your imagination run wild and imagine all kinds of "meanings" and shapes.