The story is told as a journey at a ryokan, it is a place that captivates your sense, and your energy is transformed. The kaki tree looks at a first glance as if it’s meant to impress you, the fruit are in tact and in perfect condition, but the tree symbolizes something much more important.
The cool breeze wakes our senses, framing nature, mankind has tried to harness nature ever since nature harnessed mankind. Picture perfect, seated you meditate, explore your thoughts and see the sky, water, bamboo through the lushness of the green, it brings it all together as we sit and contemplate.
The fence is made from reeds, tied and constrained, a barrier pushes your eyes to look beyond the tall green bamboo. The shadow on the right wall, reflects the light’s warmth, and the large tree is the anchor of the forest. While the rock sits in the forefront with mighty power, a single fallen leaf finds its way atop in contrast. The story isn’t just a picture, it is a journey.
The idea of sharing with Mother Nature, a continuation of a cycle, so at the time of harvest you leave some fruit for the birds, a prolongation and respect for mother nature’s long life.
The setting is picture perfect, meant to impress, the light and shadow reflects off the ceiling. The ceiling made from the finest Japanese woods, it captivates us, the feeling is one of silence, no distractions, a sense of purity, a Buddhist ideology.
Inside a tree is replanted in a hinoki box, with the utmost care and attention to detail, the idea of caring and respecting traditions is felt at Yagyu-No-Sho.