So you like gardens, ne?
I noticed that chinese gardens emphasize the strngth of rocks and the permanence of stone. This is why only chinese emperors would think of ordering the creation of an army made of stone and mortar to guard the tombs.
Japanese gardens are different. While they also emphasize harmony with nature, the main thing is to attain peace and meditation in this harmony. These gardens are therefore incorporated in their houses and are intended to be seen at all times and from any angle.
Harmony with nature is accomplished by following the curves of trees and flowers as occuring in nature. The Japanese architecture is lower and flat, as if to get as close to nature as possible.
In contrast with this type of architecture is that of the American Frank lloyd Wright. He achieves harmony with nature using straight unnatural lines. His designs bring the edifices to harmonize with nature. Japanese architecture frowns upon straight lines, and will even modify the environment to create curved lines.
To modify his environment, the Japanese would even shrink a whole tree into a pot. They call this ‘bonsai’. (Not banzai)