This book introduces garden projects by four members of the Association, each with his own distinct style, by which, not only the beauty of the modern Japanese garden can be appreciated, but likewise understood and utilized by those with an interest in creating their own garden. The works introduced in this book have a sound basis in the traditions of the Japanese garden, but are equally unique as examples of the aesthetics of space. They range in size from expansive areas to one measuring only 6.6 sq. meters, and were created for temples, shrines, inns, restaurants and individuals, resulting in a selection which is both eclectic and rich in the creative ideas of the individual designers. The comments of the aims of the planners, and the crafts and features of the gardens, are included. Although the book does not attempt to be a manual of garden-building, the fifty gardens which it contains will provide creators of gardens with invaluable suggestions and ideas for their projects.