naka-jima = the island in the middle of pond garden
naka-kuguri= the middle gate separating the inner and outer roji
nakaniwa = an inner or courtyard garden; usually a garden entirely contained within the walls of a building, it is thought to be an outgrowth of the tea garden
nantei = literally "south garden"; an sand courtyard used for events; an open, flat area south of a shinden residence
niju-roji= a tea garden with both inner and outer roji
niwa-saki = a garden
niwa-shi = term for professional garden artists after the Meiji era
no = hillside fields
nobedan = flagstone paving on a path
nokiuchi = the area under the eaves of a building; this space is very important in tieing together the garden space to that of the building
nomine = peak of a low mountain or hill
nosuji = artificial, low mound with a gentle slop
noyama = hills and streams
numa =(numaike) marsh
nuno-ochi = waterfall cascade that resembles a cloth veil
o-karikomi = large-scale topiary; examples at Diachiji and Raikyuji
osuji = shoulder or trailing ridge of a mountain

reihaiseki = literally "worshipping stone"; a garden stone used for ritual activities
ri-gyo-seki = literally "carp stone"; part of a waterfall arrangement
rittai-bi = the sculptural beauty of arrangements of rocks and masses of topiary in a garden
roji = literally "dewy path"; a more poetic name for the tea garden; sometimes separated into soto-roji , the outer tea garden, and uchiroji, the inner tea garden
ryû-mon-baku = literally "dragon gate waterfall"; a stone arrangement appearing as a waterfall with a "carp stone" at the base representing a carp jumping up the falls

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