agesudo = a hanging shiorido raised into an open position and secured with a pole
ai-no-gaki= a hedge or bamboo fence that serves as a barrier on either side of a "middle gate"
aoyama = green vegetated hills
ara-iso = placement of several sharp, pointed stones at intervals on the shore of a water body; it is a symbolic representation of a coastline and is usually located on the north end of a water body or sand representing a water body
arare-kuzushi = disordered layout of paving stones with uneven border
aware = an emotional response to the beauty of impermanence; the sadness that arises from realization of the temporary nature of existence
bonseki = a miniature landscape built on a tray (bon); is similar to bonsai but uses stones to compose an entire scene
buke-yashiki = the warrior residence style of architecture that grew out of the earlier aristrocratic shinden style
chashitsu = tea room or house
chatei (chaen) = garden through which the guests walk to reach the tea house; also known as roji
chiri-ana = a small pit used to dispose of garden waste in a tea garden
chisen shûyû teien = the pond, boating garden of the Heian period (794-1185)
chisenkaiyu = a strolling garden with view and perspective changing as one moves along the path
chi-wari = literally "dividing the ground"; an early term for garden design
chôjô = the layering of experience and views in the garden space
chôzubachi = stone hand-washing

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