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New Installment of the Japanese Garden Plants e-Book Series– Japanese Moss Gardens in Kyoto, Tokyo and Kamakura

After their successful e-book about bamboo in Japanese gardens and bamboo maintenance, the team of Real Japanese Gardens introduces the Japanese signature plant moss to their world-wide readership.

San Francisco, CA, June 05, 2013 --( Japanese garden designer Keizo Hayano and San Francisco-based garden designer Jenny Feuerpeil write short picture e-books about Japanese garden culture. Part 2 of their new series about signature plants of the Japanese garden (Japanese bamboo gardens, Japanese moss gardens, Japanese maples) has been released on May 31st 2013.

The e-book titled “Moss in the Japanese Garden” has 11 pages and 45 quality pictures of famous moss gardens. It introduces 15 different moss varieties with close-up photographs for easy identification and gives advice on how to grow a moss garden.

German Garden Designer Jenny Feuerpeil says: “Coming from Europe, I know many gardeners around the globe envy Japan’s warm and humid climate that provides the perfect conditions for establishing moss in a garden. In this e-book we give instructions on how to create a beautiful moss garden in climate zones different from Japan. There are also a lot of helpful tips on moss garden maintenance.”

This time the design duo received support from the gardener and plant lover Anika Riedl, who currently works in a Japanese garden company near Tokyo. She researched the most popular moss varieties in Japanese gardens, wrote the instructions for establishing moss in a Japanese garden corner and identified the moss in the pictures.

Chief Advisor of Real Japanese Gardens Keizo Hayano adds: “My recommendation for moss fans and Kyoto visitors is to visit Saiho-ji aka Koke-dera, the moss temple in Arashiyama and Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion in Higashiyama. Jenny (Feuerpeil) took the most amazing pictures of Japanese moss in these gardens. We had a hard time to select the best pictures for this e-book.”

Currently the website features basic information, pictures and directions to around 90 gardens in Japan. To date, 12 eBooks about famous, secret and private Japanese gardens have been published. Another 3 eBooks have been released about typical elements of a Japanese garden – traditional fences and gravel patterns. The first e-book in the plant category is an introduction to Japanese bamboo.

Note to editors:
Providing reliable information to our readers is Real Japanese Gardens’ highest priority. Before writing an e-book, the team visits the garden and takes photos of the garden and its features. Up to 80% of the research is done using Japanese resources (books, journals and interviews) to stay as close to the Japanese garden tradition as possible.

Keizo Hayano is the owner and head designer of the Japan garden design studio Niwashyu in Shibuya, Tokyo ( He studied the fine arts at the Kyoto City College of Arts and loves small intimate gardens that soothe the soul. Member of the Japanese Association of Garden Designers.

Jenny is a German garden designer who came to Japan after leaving her job at a global IT company. She studied garden design in Chelsea, London and founded the garden design label Dendron Exterior Design (

In 2010, she decided to go to Japan to learn the Japanese garden tradition first hand as an apprentice in a garden maintenance company near Tokyo. She loves the rough texture of natural materials, the boldness of stone arrangements and dry landscape gardens.
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