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Offline Bravo Six

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Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:22:26 AM »
The internet hasn't provided me much use aside from gardening websites as to the use of the Japanese standing stones. Does anyone know what they're used for, or what they symbolize? Sometimes I've see them with writing on them.



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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 06:10:59 AM »
Smoother and more finished ones with writing are usually gravestones. I admit I have no idea about the ones you've posted!
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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 06:23:26 AM »
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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 06:35:25 AM »
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I admit I have no idea about the ones you've posted!

I think those are the garden grade ones.

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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 06:44:13 AM »
The ones from Oyu or landscaping? The two pictured look like landscaping of which is quite a complicated art in Japanese and Chinese gardens,they are generally symbolising earth,water mountains etc,and come in many forms. That’s about all I know. Ask me about ferns; let me tell you... :)
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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 06:46:25 AM »
Thanks for the insight Blackwolf.

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And thanks for that too. I'll keep that in mind.  lol

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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 03:58:49 PM »
Take a look at the following link - it gives a decent overview. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_rock_garden

We have a small section of our yard we are wanting to turn into a Japanese garden and bought a book that discusses how to choose the rocks - why, symbolism and placement. 

Already have a moon viewing stone and am planning a combo moon viewing pavilion/tea house.
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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 09:18:40 PM »
At first I had a terrible feeling they might be related to the Steel Phallus festival. My eyesight’s not what it was, you know.
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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 10:41:39 PM »
@Andrew - lol lol lol

@Mad Gageteer - Thanks. That's a great link!


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Re: Japanese Standing Stones - What do they symbolize?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 01:53:49 AM »
Ah ok. That's helpful. Thanks Dan.

 

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