Tag Archives: Zen Gardens

Preludes: And I Was Alone

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I was no longer geisha Suzuki, I used my real name again. I had a home of my own because my patron wanted this for me. The garden was named … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Zen Garden

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I was a little girl I saw my first tea garden. I was charmed by the teahouse and the Zen rock garden. I visited there often and always found … Continue reading

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Preludes: My Danna

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I became maiko I lived the life of an aspiring geisha. I performed for and served the many businessmen and samurai who visited our okiya. One day I entertained … Continue reading

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The Zen Retreat & Horyu-ji Temple

This will be my 2nd in the series on Japanese Gardens in Second Life. It begins with a return to my roots, the first place I felt the magic of Second Life, and the site of my first home. I … Continue reading

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Searching for Japanese Gardens

A couple weeks back I announced that I’m looking for Zen gardens to explore and write about but so far I’m still looking. I got a couple leads from readers but I think there must be some bigguns out there … Continue reading

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A Quest For Zen Gardens

Again this week as in many weeks in the past I see my old posts about Yordie’s Zen Garden show up on “Your Favorite Posts – This Week” list (right column). I can’t ignore this kind of interest. So, even … Continue reading

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Last Visit to Harvest Moon Cafe

Before the dismantling of the garden at Yemple, I wanted to get a complete photo study of all the new features. The garden at Yemple is gone but there were some really nice features that I haven’t presented before. I’ve … Continue reading

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