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Nature Perfected: The Story Of The Garden: Paradise On Earth / Ancient Spirits, China And Japan.

In Paradise on Earth the search for the perfect garden takes the viewer from a mountain corn patch in Mexico to the emperor's private park in Tokyo. Film explores Japan's Shinto shrines, the water lilies that inspired Monet in France, the regal avenues of Versailles and the majesty of nature's perfect garden, Yosemite. Ancient spirits, China and Japan examines the gardens of China which has the oldest garden tradition in the world. In a tour of exquisite gardens, the viewer learns the role of water and rocks in the Chinese sanctuary and how Chinese methods are splendidly adapted to the Japanese landscape. c1995. 55 min.