Crossing the Bridge

August 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Crossing the BridgeCrossing the Bridge


Japanese gardens are known as a place to go for meditation and self reflection.   The essence of a Japanese bridge is that it symbolizes a journey.  For me, it provides  a sense of unity with nature.

In Japanese culture, the bridge symbolizes a journey, either physical or spiritual. The  curved "red bridge", or the "Guzei" is probably the most iconic and most well recognized.  

Red is a color heavily intertwined with Zen and offers you the opportunity to take a spiritual as well as a physical journey while crossing it.  The "Guzei" represents everything sacred and also represents the opportunity for transformation.






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