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    Chicago It gave 500 000 to the Fair and built a replica of the Phoenix Hall Byodoin in Uji on Jackson Park s Wooded Island near the site of the Fair This structure then known as Ho o den along with some minor landscape elements became the core of what is now called the Osaka Garden The area nearby was re developed as the Japanese Garden in 1934 as part of the Century of Progress World s Fair A tea house built as part of the garden was moved to Wooded Island shortly after the end of the Fair The Park District also constructed a peninsula added a Shinto style gate torii and enclosed the site giving it a more private garden like atmosphere The Phoenix Hall replica was destroyed by fire in 1944 but the garden continued to be maintained The Park District renovated the garden in 1981 and added a waterfall The name was changed to Osaka Garden in 1992 to honor Chicago s Sister City At that time the City of Osaka donated 250 000 for some renovations to the garden including a new entrance gate built in 1995 by Okumura Designs Like most Japanese gardens in North America this is a melange of many influences including elements of stroll tea and pond gardens The site has ostensibly been layed out as a stroll garden alternately hiding and revealing its elements as one walks through it The visitor enters through the new gate and follows a stone path leading to the tea house which survived the 1944 fire Along the way one finds meandering streams the waterfall composition added in 1981 and a small turtle island kame shima The color scheme is relatively subtle with various shades of green becoming the canvas for the rest of the

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    shrine added 1927 pagoda added 1938 extension 1967 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Open 9 17 in winter and 8 18 30 in summer Admission 4 Euro includes entrace to the zoo Added to JGarden 11 16 2003 Last Updated 11 29 2003 Sources Dr Eva Paur Deutsch Japanische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe JGarden Description Karlsruhe is a city of 300 000 located 50 mi south of Heidelberg The garden is located in the local community park and is one of the oldest such gardens in Germany This garden was originally constructed in 1913 1914 A Shinto shrine was added in 1927 and a 23 story stone pagoda a gift from the City of Nagoya was erected in 1938 The garden was damaged in World War II It was rehabilitated and enlarged in 1967 for the German Garden Exhibition held in Karlsruhe that year Ownership of the garden was transferred in 1994 by the German Japanese Society of Karlsruhe Since then the group has planted several cherry trees and camelias The garden continues to be maintained by the City s garden office Gartenbauamt Lammstr 13 You enter the garden through a red Tori wander along a small river to a pond where you

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    and news Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Holland Park Japanese Garden URL http www gardenvisit com g holl1 htm Name Holland Park Japanese Garden Holland Park London Photo Nick Silva Alternate Name Kyoto Garden Address Kensington High St and Holland Park Ave Mailing Address City London State England Postal Code W8 W11 Country UNITED KINGDOM Latitude Longitude lat 51 5005 long 0 1933 Find Gardens Nearby Phone 44 0 171 602 9483 Fax E Mail Contact Designer s Contruction Date 1991 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Admission Free Added to JGarden 1 1 1999 Last Updated 5 2 2004 JGarden Description The formal gardens and a large area of woodland came into public ownership after Holland House was bombed during the Second World War The park is now open to the public The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park is a medium sized pond and waterfall garden London City Park and was opened in 1991 to celebrate the Japanese Festival and refurbished in 2001 as part of Japan 2001 Both the original design and refurbishment were carried out by a team of garden specialists flown over from Kyoto The Detroit Free Press described it as one of three places in London you

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    garden at the Bloedel Reserve as only two of the most famous examples The garden started as a much smaller 5 acre swampy site in the Rainier Beach neighborhood It grew with the business to its current size It was the family home the business office the nursery and a showcase for the company s techniques A stream that naturally flowed through the site was enclosed in a pool and planted in the 1930 s The garden and home was abandoned in the 1940 s when the Kubota family was forced to relocate to Camp Minidoka in Idaho one of several Japanese internment camps during World War II After the war Kubota worked with his two sons Tak and Tom to rebuild the business and expand the nursery In the 1960 s 400 tons of stone were added to the site increasing the opportunities for new landscape features Kubota Fujitaro passed way in 1973 at age 94 shortly after he had been awarded with the Fifth Class Order of the Sacred Treasure by the government of Japan for his contributions to Japanese gardening in the U S Later in the 1970 s the site Kubota had built became a target for condominium developers Local community groups rallied to have the core 4 5 acre garden declared an historic landmark and succeeded in 1981 when the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board protected it The property was acquired by the City of Seattle in 1987 from the Kubota family More recently the City s Open Space Program also purchased the seventeen acres surrounding the garden to remain as a natural area The garden is now maintained by the City of Seattle s Department of Parks and Recreation The garden received a new entrance gate designed by Gerard Tsutakawa and wall in

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    or more Admission Adults 4 00 Students Seniors 3 00 Children under 6 and members free An optional 30 45 minute tour of the house is included Added to JGarden 1 1 1995 Last Updated 2 13 2006 Sources JGarden Description The site upon which the Japanese House as it s known to Philadelphians now stands has had some kind of Japanese structure since the 1876 Centennial Exposition when the Japanese Bazaar and garden were in the area After the Centennial Exposition the site was occupied by a gate of a 17th century Buddhist temple The gate was transported to the United States for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St Louis and then moved to Philadephia in 1905 It was destroyed by fire in 1955 The Japanese House was built in Nagoya Japan in 1953 The entire building designed by Yoshimura Junzou was presented to the Museum of Modern Art New York by the America Japan Society of Tokyo for an exhibition held in 1954 55 After its stint in the MoMA courtyard it was given to the City of Philadelphia and later reassembled at the current site in 1958 The garden was designed in conjunction with the re assembly by Sano Tansai To honor the U S Bicentennial the Japanese government made a grant in 1976 to the City of Philadelphia for extensive repairs to the house and garden The Friends of the Japanese House and Garden was organized in 1982 to continue the preservation of the site Repairs and renovations have continued since then as funding becomes available The most recent funding effort allowed the hinoki roof on the building to be restored For more details on the history of the garden there s a really great article by Christeen Taniguchi The Pine Breeze Villa is located

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    Contact Curator Director Jim Sawada Designer s Hiro Okusa Contruction Date 2002 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Admission Added to JGarden 6 21 2004 Last Updated 9 4 2004 Sources Edzard Teubert Fuzei Gardens JGarden Description Stroll style garden begun in 2002 and while largely completed will remain under construction until 2005 The park is located at Falls Park is located where Cottonwood Creek crosses under Highways 3A and 6 The City of Nelson is located on the southeast corner of B C about 60 miles north of the border with Washington and Idaho Shuzenji is located near a Cottonwood Falls and a large tunnel both combining to generate an enormous amount of noise The area had originally been cleared for a highway by tossing piles of stone These two conditions have shaped the form and construction of the garden The garden has developed through the sister city relationship between Shuzenji Izushi and the City of Nelson The towns exchange 25 home stays per year from Nelson but Nelson has hosted 2 500 children and students in the past 17 years The garden is designed to raise the awareness of local children for what they might gain by spending some time in Japan The original inspiration was Jim Sawada To get the garden built Sawada assembled a committee that included an ex Fire Chief retired City Treasurer Building Inspector Director of Public Works City Alderman head of parks and Recreation Bridge crossing the Cottonwood is modeled after the larger bridge crossing the Katsura River in Shuzenji Cherry trees have been planted on the slope to evoke the Japanese hillside A great deal of work was performed by volunteers and in kind services The site is shared by Earth Matters an environmental group and the local Gun Club The garden has become

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    Okamura Japan Daniel Ziss Israel Contruction Date 2004 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Admission Added to JGarden 6 6 2004 Last Updated 6 6 2004 JGarden Description This garden is expected to be completed in 2004 It is a 15 000 sq m site designed for meditation and spiritual refreshment a short drive from Prague It was been developed and managed by a local non profit Paths to Spirituality and includes

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    City Trier State Postal Code Country GERMANY Phone Fax E Mail Contact Designer s Suzuki Sigeichi Nagaoka Contruction Date 2004 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Admission Added to JGarden 5 5 2004 Last Updated 5 5 2004 Sources Petra Claudia Hogh JGarden Description Urakuen was built in 2004 on the grounds of the Landesgartenschau 2004 in Trier by a joint team of German and Japanese workers The plant materials provided by

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