In episode seven explores the evolution of Japanese landscape gardens, emphasizing the influence of Zen Buddhism. Over a millennium, these gardens shifted from emulating Chinese styles to becoming symbolic representations of inner understanding. Zen artists aimed to capture reverence for nature as a cornerstone of Zen philosophy. The chapter discusses how the philosophy and aesthetics of Zen transformed these gardens, introducing principles of perspective, symbolism, and abstraction. It highlights key Japanese Zen gardens like Saiho-ji, Tenryu-ji, the Golden Pavilion, and the Silver Pavilion, showcasing the evolution of garden design and its connection to Zen principles.