Yoshino, Nara 2021. Garden for a villa situated in the deep part of the Yoshino mountain. A modern-looking Japanese garden was requested. A sharp movement of granite slab stones cuts trough the garden. The moss covering the mounds on both sides was collected from the surroundings.


Kawakami, Nara 2021. Tsuboniwa outside a newly built dining room of an old traditional Japanese inn. Black bamboo and various shrubs and perennials are planted in the raised bed edged by some aged, large mountain stones.


Asuka, Nara 2020. Front garden of a newly built residence, consisting of an approach path and a parking space. The approach flows like the Asuka river. Some characteristic Asuka stones on its "bank" constibute to make the scene "interesting". Additional stone works try to recall the stone heritage particular in the Asuka area.


Ohyodo, Nara 2019. Front garden of a pastry shop/cafe. A long mound (tsukiyama) entertains a variety of trees and shrubs, some of which were transplanted from the local woods. A rock composition for hand-washing (chozu) at the entrance, and a small karesansui, recalling the deepest waterfall in the mountain, between the two buildings (pastry shop and cafe).


Göteborg, Sweden, 2017 . Courtyard garden (tsuboniwa), visible from all the rooms and corridors. Landscapes from rapid, river and down to the sea were suggested in the form of karesansui. Pinus parviflora is a strong accent to the garden.


Ohyodo, Nara, 2017 . New residential garden. Big river rocks were used to recall predominant landscapes features of this region: Katsuragi-Kongo mountains and Yoshino river.


Göteborg, Sweden, 2016. Karesansui installation inside the main hall of the dance theater called 3:eVaningen. Dance and music performances were held during the six-month Japan festa, using this stone garden both as meeting space and stage set.


Seirenji, Utano, Nara 2016. The idea was to let the aged wisteria express its original dynamism as mountain wisteria.

新築住宅前庭の植栽と石の設え。 左右の小庭に分かれ、右は常緑中心の木漏れ日の庭、足元に土留めの石組。左は落葉中心で「寄せ飛石」の通路。

Kobe, 2016. Front garden of a new redidence, divided in two by the centeral entrance porch. Right side is characterized by soft soil-retaining stone composition whereas left side by path-way of tobiishi.


Kashihara, Nara, 2016. Curvilinear Stone wall to enclose the ground-floor terrace of a new residence. The andesite stones come from the nearby Nijo mountains.


Sakurai city, Nara, 2015. Garden for a new residence. The path, leading to the wood-deck, is paved with boulders. Large area of lawn spreads on the carefully shaped landform. From out of the window of the Japanese-style room is a weeping cherry. The karesansui was made from the collection of river stones the client owned as memento of father. Insipiration was drawn from the riverine landscape of his home village.


Gojo city, Nara, 2015. Garden outside the Japanese-style room, also functioning as passage to the vegetable garden outside. Composed of nobeishi edges, steps paved with "found" stones, planting beds and low bamboo fence.


Gojo city, Nara, 2014. The gentle curves composed of the lawn and the plant islands are drawn from an image of inlet landscape. Main plants: Acer palmatum, Enkianthus perulatus, Vaccinium oldhamii, Cornus kousa, Euonymus alatus.

レンガ敷のテラス、パーゴラ、トレリス、芝生、花壇、畑で構成される庭です。 ジューンベリー、イチゴノキ、フェイジョア、ユスラウメ、ブルーベリー、柚子、実山椒、レモン、 パーゴラに蔓バラ。トレリスにルリマツリ。玄関にシンボルツリーとしてアーモンドの木。

Otsu city, Shiga, 2014. Front garden of a residence built in Neo-classical style. The client request was a small orchard garden to enjoy flowers and fruits. The plants used were: Feijoa, Amelanchier canadensis, Arbutus unedo, Blue Berry, Myrtus communis, Lemon, Zanthoxylum piperitum, Weeping Roses over the pergola, Plumbago on the trellis. An almond tree stands as a sign of welcome and welcome-back.


Kashiba city, Nara, 2013. Residential garden composed of karesansui, stone-paved path, terrace paved with nobedan and essential volume of plants. The traditional auspicious trio celebrates the space: Pine, Bamboo (fence) and Prune. Collaboration with Sakamoto Zoen Doboku, Yoshino.


Kashihara city, Nara, 2013. Rectangular, south-facing garden of a private residence, inspired by a series of landscape pictures dipicted across a picture scroll.

東屋の奥には枯山水にならった石組を。 その先、オリーブ畑の向こうにローマのサンピエトロ寺院の円蓋を望む。

Inspiration comes from Japanese Tea Garden and karesansui.
On the horizon beyond the olive orchard is the cupola of the St. Peters.