Karesansui or dry landscape garden, is founded on Zen ideology using carefully composed rock arrangements and gravel or sand.  A karesansui is carefully raked to represent characteristics of water such as currents and waves while boulder arrangements may be interpreted as islands.  Learn about our Late Rock Garden and observe how the raking can be a practice in mindfulness and meditation.

COST  FREE with paid admission to the museum
TIME  10:30am
LOCATION Late Rock Garden

Demonstration Dates

  • Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
  • Friday, Mar. 27, 2020



Heather Grzybek who is the Garden Curator at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. She received her training in Japanese gardening directly from Hoichi Kurisu, garden designer of Rojien beginning in 2000.   Heather has been a long time part of the fostering of Rojien and continues to educate and inspire guests with her intricate knowledge of the garden.