The snowy garden Tofukuji-temple. Kyoto, Japan. The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) or "dry landscape" garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water.
Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815). A Day in Winter; Two Ladies and a Child in a Garden, Edo period (1615–1868). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1717)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849). Snow on the Sumida River (Sumida), from the series, Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka), ca. 1833. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939 (JP2921) | Hokusai's snowy landscape at Mukōjima along the Sumida River is similar to his pupil Katsushika Isai's fan painting, seen on the right. #snow