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Ogawa landscape design is located in Burnaby BC, Canada.

We undertakes garden design and construction projects over the whole of lower mainland. We accommodate any type of garden design style working in close cooperation with you to provide a design solution that fulfils your needs.

 


 

Humans are greatly influenced by their environment. The views and landscape that surrounds us, and our gardens all influence us in many ways.
Indeed, the power and ways in which gardens influence us are immense.
Gardens offer us peace of mind, and a broader and more relaxed perspective of life.

Furthermore, I believe that aesthetic sensitivity that is acquired through our environment influences the way we make decisions, the power of our imagination, and ultimately dictates the kind of person we each are.

Also, gardens are not only places of comfort, but very much a social environment.

It is a space not only to maintain a balanced peace of mind, but key to building human relationships.

I believe that I am a mediator who listens both to the voices of people and nature, who helps create a comforting and delightful garden space.

 

In the West, it is quite common that the design and construction of a garden is handled by separate groups of people and contractors.

What this means is that often, the people who actually build the gardens will use something that was designed on paper by somebody else.

However, I believe that each landscape, rock and tree has its own character, and unless you are physically there to feel the place for yourself, you cannot design, let alone build a good garden.

In Japan, there is a long tradition of gardening where the same craftsman will overlook the entire process from design to building and completing a garden.

The crafting skill and mind of traditional gardening has been inherited to us over the generations.

 

In Japan, we have a long history of close co-existence with nature. We have understood and have taken advantage of each unique characteristic that nature has to offer -roots, branches, leaves, bark, earth, flowers, water, stones, the sun, the people – just to mention a few.

 

Canada is blessed with its beautiful and magnificent nature, and an understanding and appreciation towards art.

Furthermore, Canada is a multi-cultural society with people who share different backgrounds and values, which helps bring out and encourage new ideas.

By using and incorporating what I have learned in both Japan and Canada, it will be my utmost pleasure if I can help build the best garden space for each and everyone.

 


人間は、環境に大きく影響を受ける生き物です。毎日を過ごす住まい空間、見える景色、庭。庭の持つ影響力は測り知れません。庭は心に安らぎとゆとりをもたらし、感性を豊かにします。

美的感受性は、その人の判断力や想像力、人間の器にまで影響するものだと思います。また、庭は癒しの場であると同時に社交の場でもあります。つまり、庭は美しい情緒、人間関係を育てる大事な空間です。私は自然と人の声を聞き、庭という空間にものを作り、心を癒す媒介者だと思っています。

欧米では作業が何もかも細分化され、造園においても設計と施工は別々の業者が行うことが多いのです。ですが庭は生き物で、樹木や石も人と同じで一本一本特性があるため、手で触れて感じなければデザインもできなければ施工もできず、よい庭は造れません。

卓上だけではよい庭は生まれないのです。日本は現存する国の中で世界最古の国家であり、古くから設計および施工も同じ庭師が作業し、その技術、心が継承されてきています。根、枝、葉、幹、土、花、水、石、太陽、そして人、自然の特性を活かし活かされ、それによって精神性を育ててきた歴史があるのです。

一方、カナダは雄大で壮大な自然美があり、アートに理解があります。また、色々な国から移民した人々が住んでいるため多種多様な価値観があり、たくさんのアイディアが生まれます。日本とカナダで学んだ事を活かし、皆様一人ひとりにとって最高の空間を造ることができたら私の喜びです。

 

 

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