I have a project that I am hoping to get some advice on. Customer is looking for a Japanese inspired area. I've attached pics (horrible resolution) below. They go in order from the right side over to the left. It'd hard to see in the pics, the area goes back up a slight hill. We are clearing the area on Sat. to get a better look at what is underneath and set a def. layout. They have decided to use black mulch as ground cover instead of rocks for the easier upkeep. In the third pic, a path of river rock is going to lead up the hill to a small teak bridge, with a lantern or Buddha on the other side. As you can 'kinda' see from the pics, it's heavily shaded. I am looking for ideas on shade tolerant shrubs and anything else you guys think would go with the Japanese theme. We are sticking with a "less is more" or and open feel. Thanks.