The famous Japanese Buddhist monk Dengyo Daishi (Saicho), who founded the Tendai Lotus school of Buddhism, once said; “What are the national treasures? They are the people who shine light onto themselves and into a dark corner. They are the people who try hard to awaken to the profound truth of what they are engaged in”.
At Hajima Gardening, we apply his spirit to our gardening. We always ask ourselves: “Is this garden modest? Is this garden simple and straightforward? Is this garden harmonized with its surroundings? Is this garden beautiful? Most importantly, does this garden possess our sincere feelings?” To build gardens is to build human ingenuity. To build gardens is to build a new way of thinking. Could you feel the gentle illumination within the garden from the natural stone lanterns purposefully and carefully placed here?
We would be grateful if you could enjoy beauty and tranquility of our gardens, which stand the test of time. We build our gardens with the mindset of a gardener who has a mission of conveying the Spirit of Saicho.
伝教大師最澄がしたためたこの言葉。国の宝は一隅を照らす人のこと、一隅を照らす人とは、道を究めようとする人のこと。庭が謙虚であるか、素直であるか。調和しているか。美しいか。そして何より誠実であるか。庭づくりは人づくりであり、心づくりである。自然石燈篭ひとつ完璧ではなくても、庭師の仕事に誇りを持ち、世紀を超えて一隅を照らす庭造りを受け継ぐことに思いを込めた庭として感じて頂ければ幸いである。


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