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Water is an important part of Japanese gardens and may be represented in the form of subtle features, such as basins, or merely suggested ones like raked sand. Japanese gardens focus on detail with a respect for everyday objects found in nature. Paths, groups of stones, specific plants, lanterns and wooden or bamboo structures (such as fences or bridges) are also common. Unlike most other gardens, emphasis is placed more on simplicity rather than an abundance of plant life.