“Every day is a journey,
and the journey itself is home.”Matsuo Bashō
Gardens create moments of serenity in the midst of a chaotic world. They invite us to find peace, encouraging us to let go of our stresses and worries. The sights and sounds of nature are distilled, not amplified.
Like all great art, gardens reveal their secrets gradually as we align our hearts with the rhythm of nature. I invite you to join me in stroll through the Butchart Japanese Garden and be transported to a place where time stands still.
Matsuo Bashō is Japan’s most famous haiku poet. He developed the haiku form during the Genroku Period, which is known as the pinnacle of the Japanese Renaissance.
“How I long to seeMatsuo Bashō
among dawn flowers,
the face of God.”
“Hidden and unknownMatsuo Bashō
Like the new moon
I will live my life”