Kyoto, Japan


Hakuryuen is not open to the public. “I pick my way across stepping stones, into the midst of the garden, each step turning my attention to a continual series of sequential focal points that heighten the sense of space and arrival. Instead of following a straight axis, the path veers-first left to focus on the splendid cypress trees, then right to capture a glimpse of a rock grouping on the pond’s shore. Irregular placement of the stepping stones force me to look down to watch my step, looking up, a new vista of the garden unfolds before me.”

- William Corey