The garden of life begins at the entrance where the brook, symbolising the beginning of life, starts its journey.
The garden follows the brook as it winds its way through the landscape, alternating waterfalls and calm water.
The brooks become one stream which continues with greater force creating bigger waterfalls. It flows into the first lake and here the peaceful water symbolises a calm life and the start of adulthood. Into this lake flows another little brook, symbolizing the arrival of a child. There is brief turbulence in the brook’s movement and then the water flows into another lake – and life is calm. Finally, the stream of life disappears into the woods where it passes the pagodas which, in Japan, correspond to the church. From here one goes on to eternal life.