Saturday, 4 August 2012

Green, Green Moss

Koke is the Japanese word for moss. It does not specifically denote any specific species but rather moss in general. It has taken place of lawns and grassy expanses in Japanese gardens since Heian Period (794 - 1185).

Growing well in Japanese moist climate, mosses create a tranquil atmosphere, conducive for contemplation and meditation.

For me, I love being surrounded by all things green. All around me. ^^
Green mossy splendour found at the Rock Garden on Mount Mitake.
 
 
 
 
 More green, in the tranquil setting in Kenrokuen.

Don't you just feel relaxed when you see them? I did!

Seeing all these moss photos makes me crave for this

16 comments:

  1. What a cute cute mushroom umbrella! :D

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  2. Moss is one of my favourite parts of any Japanese garden. I hear that it is quite difficult to grow, but that won't stop me from putting in some in my dream Japanese garden.

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    1. Moss garden would be so lovely. So green and they make me feel cooler. :)

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  3. You (or Raini?) took some gorgeous close-ups of the moss! I've grown so fond of moss that I'm now absolutely convinced it's a thousand times nicer than a lawn.

    PS: You're bringing out all my basic jungle instincts: see tree, want to climb; see moss, want to lie down and sleep.

    (。-ω-)zzz...

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    1. I think I take full credit for all the photos above. ;p
      All were taken with our dinky compact camera too. ^^

      p.s. I feel the same way too.

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    2. Compact? OK, respect!

      PS: What's that last photo? Seaweed? Surely not moss! You don't eat moss, do you? Mind you, you never know with jungle women ... :p

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    3. It's mozuku darling. :)

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    1. Salam ramadhan Kak Lela.

      When I think about mozuku, I'll think of you too. :)

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  5. This is a real eye opener to me that moss is so appreciated. You can see lots of them on the way up to Mount Kinabalu! They have many shades of green and other gaudy colours there. I find the green smell a bit geli.
    Sorry I wanted to laugh at the word Koke cos SP has corroded my head.

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    1. TM,
      Don't contaminate this blog... You have been warned. ;p

      I like it despite the smell. It's so green it made me feel relaxed. :)

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  6. Haha, the last photo is a great idea.

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    1. I hope you don't think I eat moss though. xD

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  7. When I saw your last photo, I immediately thought about moss, but it doesn't look green, so what is it?

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    1. It's mozuku. A seaweed harvested in Okinawa. :)

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