Handcrafting the Beauty of Nature
This time, we head to Wakayama Prefecture to take in the beauty of Japanese nature captured by German-born Dominik Schmitz, a professional gardener who introduces esthetic elements from his homeland into traditional Japanese landscaping. We meet up with Dominik as he welcomes his first autumn season since he began working in the gardens of Nishimuro-in Temple, located at a World Heritage site. We also visit the workplace of Filipino Clark Ken Sacaon, a welder in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
In his work, Dominik adds German elements to traditional Japanese gardening
With fellow gardener Kishimoto Hanshiro, Dominik is pruning a pine tree at Nishimuro-in Temple
The beauty of autumn has come to Nishimuro-in
Ken says putting safety first is an important part of his work as a welder