the gentle sound of running water, punctuated by the knock of bamboo,
and sound of water splashing into a basin. As we spend more time indoors
and at our computers, it is important to find ways to manage stress and
stay connected to the peacefulness of nature. One of those ways is by
bringing elements of a Japanese garden into your home or office.
Traditional Japanese gardens
were originally created as a place for quiet contemplation. A place
where the world slipped away. With dry river beds, beautifully manicured
bonsai trees, lanterns, and running water, these gardens remain a
perfect place to contemplate the fleetingness of life and forget about
A bamboo fountain
is an integral part of many Japanese gardens and serves as a reminder
of the passage of time. These fountains add the gentle sound of running
water and break up the quietness of a garden.
The most common type of bamboo
fountain is known as a Sozu. This type of fountain consists of a hollow
bamboo tube which fills with water then pivots to dump the water in a
basin. Also known as “rocking” fountains, this style of fountain can
also come in miniature size, perfect for the home or office.
Release the stress of modern life and allow yourself to reconnect with nature through the gentle sounds of a bamboo fountain.