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A rock garden is a kind of Japanese garden that besides other Japanese garden attributes uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water. A rock garden is otherwise called a Zen garden, as it usually serves meditation purposes. The sand or gravel patterns may be found in gardens surrounding Buddhist or Shinto temple complexes.

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Other common features of Japanese gardens are arrangements of rocks, water features, moss (with no grass on it), pruned trees and bushes (see: a gallery on Kenroku-en, a great Japanese garden in Kanazawa  >>>).

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